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Cecil Shorts, Dekoda Watson return to Jaguars practice

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The Jacksonville Jaguars got two potential starting players back at practice over the weekend.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars saw both veteran wide receiver Cecil Shorts III and outside linebacker Dekoda Watson return to practice on Sunday afternoon, meaning it's likely both are going to be available for the Jaguars preseason matchup with the Detroit Lions on Friday.

"We’ll see," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said about Watson playing on Friday. "He’s back in to the mindset of how we’ll treat him like the first preseason game. He’ll get some reps but we’ll make sure that it’s not extended play."

Watson, who began training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, had surgery in the offseason for a sports hernia and has been sidelined up until this point. By practicing on Sunday, the team moved him to the active roster.

Shorts on the other hand suffered a calf injury early on in training camp and has been sidelined ever since. Along with Watson, he returned to practice on Sunday and could see some game action if the week progresses. The coaching staff has noted they'd like to get Shorts some reps in the preseason before the start of the regular season.