Corey Grant

Corey Grant

Running Back #30
Team: Green Bay Packers
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 201 lb.
College:Auburn
Age:28
Born:December 19, 1991
Drafted:2015 / UDFA

Corey Grant: Let go by Green Bay

Grant was waived by the Packers on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Grant was recently signed by the team July 26, but was sent packing just two weeks later. The 27-year-old played just five games with the Jaguars last season, rushing for 40 yards on just 13 attempts. Grant could be an attractive option for a team looking to bolster it's running back depth, considering he owns a 5.6 yards per carry career average, and has experience returning punts and kickoffs.

August 8, 2019 4:13 PM EST

Corey Grant: Joining Green Bay

Grant (foot) is signing with the Packers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Grant suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury in October, finishing the year with 13 carries for 40 yards and nine catches for 67 yards in five games for the Jaguars. He owns a career average of 5.6 yards on 81 carries, though the number has been boosted by a couple long runs on fake punts. Grant found a favorable landing spot in Green Bay, where there are only four other halfbacks on the roster to start training camp. His experience covering punts and returning kickoffs could come in handy if he's healthy enough to make a serious bid for a roster spot.

July 26, 2019 6:48 AM EST

Corey Grant: Still hasn't signed

Grant (foot) remains unsigned, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website reports.

Analysis: Grant suffered a Lisfranc injury in Week 5 of the 2018 season and was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. It's unclear if his continued status as a free agent is due to a lengthy recovery process or simply a lack of interest from teams. The 27-year-old averaged 5.6 yards on 81 carries in four seasons with the Jaguars, but 25.1 percent of his rushing yards came from two long gains on fake punts. Grant will need to battle for a 53-man roster spot if he eventually signs with a team.

April 12, 2019 9:49 AM EST

Corey Grant: Ruled out for season

Grant (foot) will be placed on injured reserve and won't have a chance to return this season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Grant suffered a Lisfranc injury during Sunday's 30-14 loss to Kansas City, leaving T.J. Yeldon to dominate playing time in the backfield. With Leonard Fournette (hamstring) seemingly in line for at least one more absence, the Jaguars are left with little-known Brandon Wilds as the only healthy running back behind Yeldon. The 26-year-old Grant wraps up his fourth NFL season with just 40 yards on 13 carries (3.1 average) and 67 yards on nine receptions.

October 8, 2018 9:54 AM EST

Corey Grant: Season in jeopardy

Grant is believed to have suffered a Lisfranc injury that will likely end his season, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: If Grant is ultimately forced to miss the rest of the season, the Jaguars will find themselves very thin at running back. Normal starter Leonard Fournette (hamstring) has not proven thus far in his career that he can stay healthy, and with Grant out, an enormous workload could be placed on T.J. Yeldon going forward. Brandon Wilds is currently the only other healthy running back on Jacksonville's roster, so it would not be surprising to see them go sign some help in the coming days.

October 7, 2018 3:39 PM EST

Corey Grant: Ruled out for rest of Sunday's tilt

Grant (foot) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Kansas City, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: Grant left Sunday's contest to receive closer medical attention on his injured foot. With concerns about the risk of worsening the injury, the Jaguars are going to take a more cautious approach with Grant. Brandon Wilds figures to slide into the primary backup role behind T.J. Yeldon as Jacksonville is now down to just two healthy running backs for the rest of Sunday's game.

October 7, 2018 11:15 AM EST

Corey Grant: Injures foot, questionable to return

Grant is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a foot injury, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars Public Relations Staff reports.

Analysis: Grant witnessed an uptake in usage entering Sunday's contest with starting running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) unable to play. Even if Grant returns to the contest, he's unlikely to challenge T.J. Yeldon for the lead back role.

October 7, 2018 10:54 AM EST

Corey Grant: Primed for expanded role

Grant should have a significant role in the Jacksonville offense with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's game in Kansas City, ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco reports.

Analysis: Grant has been limited to 99 yards on 21 touches through the first four weeks of the season, including 10 carries and seven catches in a two-game span when Fournette was held out for Weeks 2 and 3. T.J. Yeldon likely will get the Week 5 start and most of the playing time, but it's possible there will be enough production to go around against a Kansas City defense that's surrendered six touchdowns and 201.5 scrimmage yards per game to running backs.

October 3, 2018 10:23 AM EST

Corey Grant: Could see role expand with Fournette re-injured

Grant gained five yards on his lone carry and caught two of three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 31-12 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Grant got just three touches in this one with Leonard Fournette making his return from a hamstring injury. Fournette re-aggravated that injury, however, which could mean a return into the offensive game plan for Grant in Week 5 against a Chiefs defense that's given up more than its fair share of big plays this year.

September 30, 2018 3:13 PM EST

Corey Grant: Quiet in Week 3 loss

Grant rushed six times for 11 yards and caught one of two targets for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 9-6 loss to Tennessee.

Analysis: Grant got one fewer carry than T.J. Yeldon, but Yeldon out-gained him 44-11 on the ground. Both running backs should stay involved against the Jets next week if Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is unavailable again.

September 23, 2018 1:42 PM EST

Corey Grant: Opportunity knocks with Fournette out

With Leonard Fournette (hamstring) inactive, Grant figures to see added opportunities in the Jaguars offense Sunday against the Titans.

Analysis: T.J. Yeldon is slated to play through his ankle issue and figures to head the team's rushing attack, but Grant should see his share of touches in Week 3, after rushing four times for 13 yards and catching six of his seven targets for 56 yards in last Sunday's win over the Patriots. Hes thus an option in PPR formats and for those scrambling for running back help this weekend.

September 23, 2018 9:05 AM EST

Corey Grant: Active in passing game

Grant rushed four times for 13 yards and caught 6-of-7 targets for 56 yards in Sunday's win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Grant was much more involved compared to the season opener, though T.J. Yeldon carried a slight edge in touches (14-to-12) and yardage (71-to-69). Leonard Fournette (hamstring) was inactive after not practicing through the week, although he was a game-time decision. Grant's increased workload is encouraging, but Yeldon should remains Jacksonville's No. 2 running back for the time being.

September 17, 2018 7:26 PM EST

Corey Grant: Could get more work

Coach Doug Marrone said he should've given Grant a little bit more work after Leonard Fournette suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's 20-15 win over the Giants, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports.

Analysis: T.J. Yeldon dominated backfield snaps after Fournette's exit in the second quarter, finishing with 14 carries and three catches on 39 snaps. Meanwhile, Grant only logged six snaps and actually got his lone touch on the opening drive of the game. Sunday's usage wasn't encouraging, but Grant should at least have a larger role Week 2 against the Patriots if Fournette is unavailable.

September 12, 2018 10:50 AM EST

Corey Grant: Busy in preseason opener

Grant finished with eight rushes for six yards and caught all three of his targets for 39 yards in Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Saints in the preseason opener.

Analysis: Grant also gained 39 yards on two kickoff returns and recorded a tackle on special teams. On a busy night for the tailback, Grant led the Jags in both carries and receiving yards. Although he didn't get anything going on the ground, his versatility is clearly of value to Jacksonville.

August 10, 2018 5:50 AM EST

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