Jaguars place WR Shorts, G Rackley on IR

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The Jacksonville Jaguars placed wide receiver Cecil Shorts and guard Will Rackley on injured reserve Tuesday.
Shorts, who leads the Jaguars with 66 catches for 777 yards, battled a groin injury for much of the season. The third-year receiver managed it by not practicing on Wednesdays and being limited on Thursdays.
Rackley missed two games earlier this year with a concussion, and was a late addition to the injury report last week after reporting concussion-like symptoms. He started 11 games this season.
The Jaguars also activated second-year guard Drew Nowak from the practice squad and signed rookie center Patrick Lewis off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.
Nowak, originally signed as a rookie free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft, spent the first 15 weeks on the Jaguars' practice squad this season.
Lewis, originally a rookie free agent with Green Bay, spent the preseason with the Packers. He was claimed off waivers by Cleveland and spent 12 weeks on the active roster but did not play. He was waived Nov. 26 and re-signed to the Browns' practice squad Nov. 29.

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