Jakeem Grant

Cleveland Browns
Wide Receiver #19
Cleveland Browns
Wide Receiver #19

Jakeem Grant News

Placed on IR

Grant (Achilles) has been placed on IR by the Browns.

Analysis: Grant, who was carted off the field during Tuesday's practice after suffering a torn Achilles, is thus slated to miss the coming season. While the absence of Grant will be felt most in the return game, ESPN's Jake TrotterESPN notes that the 29-year-old had been pushing to carve out a slot role during training camp. Per Trotter, Demetric Felton figures to have an opportunity to step into the punt and kick return role that Grant had been slated to fill.

Aug 10, 2022 8:31 AM EST

Out for year

Tests confirmed Grant will miss the season with a torn Achilles suffered Tuesday in practice, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 29-year-old depth receiver and return specialist reportedly was having a strong training camp before his season-ending injury. With Grant out, there's an opening for Demetric Felton or D'Ernest Johnson (among others) to return kicks and punts.

Aug 10, 2022 7:53 AM EST

Torn Achilles feared

There are fears that Grant suffered a season-ending torn Achilles during Tuesday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: The report notes that the Browns are awaiting final word on Grant's injury, but it appears as though the 29-year-old is in for an extended absence. In that scenario, Cleveland's return game would take a major hit, while the depth of the team's wideout corps would also be impacted ahead of Week 1.

Aug 9, 2022 1:32 PM EST

Departs practice with leg injury

Grant (leg) was carted off during Tuesday's camp session, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Unfortunate news strikes Tuesday for Cleveland as Grant was carted off the practice field, and was unable to put any weight on his left leg. Recently, the seventh-year return specialist has taken more practice reps at receiver than he's used to, as many of the Browns' pass catchers have missed a portion of training camp attending to injuries. Expect to hear more regarding the severity of Grant's injury within the upcoming days, but from the way this sounds, Cleveland may be without the 29-year-old Week 1 against the Panthers.

Aug 9, 2022 12:50 PM EST

Gets steady reps

Grant has benefited from injuries at wide receiver to get steady reps during drills, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.

Analysis: Grant's primary role with Cleveland will be as a returner, but he and Michael Woods have showcased skills with the opportunity. Grant is one of the quicker players on the field and can be dangerous in the open field. None of the injures wideouts are dealing with significant injuries, so Grant's reps will eventually dry up.

Aug 5, 2022 6:35 AM EST

Heading to Cleveland

Grant (ankle) agreed to a three-year deal with the Browns on Tuesday that's worth up to $13.8 million, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Grant missed the final game of 2021 with an ankle issue, but it won't affect his outlook in free agency. Chicago acquired the 29-year-old from Miami in October, and he finished the campaign with 11 catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 493 yards on 21 kick returns and 250 yards and one touchdown on 18 punt returns. Grant is likely to see most of his action in the return game for Cleveland, as well.

Mar 15, 2022 9:47 PM EST

Placed on IR

Grant (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Analysis: The wide receiver picked up an ankle injury in Week 17 and will now miss the Bears' season finale against the Vikings on Sunday after being placed on IR. Grant will finish the 2021 season with 11 receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came with the Bears after being traded from the Dolphins in October.

Jan 6, 2022 2:58 PM EST

DNP Wednesday

Grant (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Analysis: The wide receiver popped up on the injury report Wednesday with an ankle injury, missing the Bears' first practice of the week. Grant's status at the team's remaining practices of the week is worth monitoring as the Bears prepare to wrap up their season on Sunday against the Vikings.

Jan 5, 2022 3:09 PM EST

In clear for Week 17

Grant (concussion) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Grant was a full participant in practices Wednesday through Friday, but it wasn't until the release of Friday's injury report that the Bears confirmed the wideout had cleared the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. The head injury prevented Grant from playing Week 16 in Seattle, but now that he's healthy again, he should have a small role in the Bears' offensive game plan as a gadget player and option for slot snaps. He'll also reclaim his usual duties as the Bears' top return man.

Dec 31, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Starts week with full practice

Grant (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.

Analysis: Grant's full participation in practice is certainly an encouraging sign after he missed last week's game due to a concussion he sustained in Week 15 against Minnesota. There hasn't been official confirmation of Grant clearing the NFL's concussion protocol, but Grant certainly has a chance of suiting up Sunday against the Giants and reclaiming his roles as a depth receiver on offense and return man on special teams.

Dec 29, 2021 2:56 PM EST

Ruled out with concussion

Grant (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest at Seattle.

Analysis: Grant left Monday's game against the Vikings after suffering a concussion, and he has yet to gain clearance to return. His absence will be most felt on special teams, though he has seen increased snaps as a receiver of late due to the depletion of healthy Bears wideouts. Khalil Herbert should take over kick returns while Damiere Byrd figures to handle punts in Grant's absence.

Dec 24, 2021 12:15 PM EST

Leaves with concussion

Grant left Monday night's game against Minnesota after suffering a concussion.

Analysis: Grant took a shot in the first half and was knocked out of the game after being diagnosed with a concussion. Prior to his departure, he returned two punts for a total of five yards. Grant's absence came back to bite the Bears later in the game, as Damiere Byrd muffed a punt at the start of the fourth quarter. Grant will have a short week to recover and will need to pass through the league's concussion protocol to play Sunday at Seattle.

Dec 20, 2021 8:51 PM EST

Back at practice

Grant was a full participant in Friday's practice after sitting out Thursday's walk-through session due to an illness.

Analysis: Grant was one of eight Bears who wasn't on the field Thursday on account of an illness. All but one of those players returned to the field Friday as full participants, temporarily alleviating some concern about a team-wide COVID-19 breakout. With that in mind, Grant should be ready to go for Monday's game against the Vikings. He's coming off a big Week 14 game in which he returned a punt for a touchdown and turned in his lone reception for a 46-yard score in the Bears' 45-30 loss to the Packers.

Dec 17, 2021 2:37 PM EST

Shines on SNF

Grant caught one of three targets for 46 yards and a touchdown while returning three punts for 131 yards and another touchdown in Sunday's 45-30 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Grant provided the spark the Bears needed on the road to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' dominant offense. The unconventional fantasy line and low targets is a reminder that these sort of big games shouldn't be expected on a weekly basis from the veteran backup wideout. That being said, Grant has now produced 108 receiving yards and three total touchdowns over the last two weeks, so he could be worth snagging off of waivers in the event he can keep the hot streak going against a porous Minnesota defense next Monday.

Dec 12, 2021 11:32 PM EST

Scores first touchdown with Bears

Grant caught five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 33-22 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday

Analysis: With Allen Robinson (hamstring) and Marquise Goodwin (foot) missing this contest, Grant picked up where he left off in Week 12 when he saw an increased role in the offense. Once the Bears fell behind by double digits, Grant saw most of his seven targets, and he led the team in receiving yardage. As long as Robinson and Goodwin remain out, Grant could serve as a depth option for fantasy managers.

Dec 5, 2021 2:33 PM EST

Could have role in three-wide sets

Grant may be in line to have a regular role in three-receiver sets Sunday against the Cardinals with Allen Robinson (hamstring) listed as doubtful for the contest and with Marquise Goodwin (foot/ribs) ruled out, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Wideout Darnell Mooney and tight end Cole Kmet are likely to be the top targets for quarterback Andy Dalton -- who is making a second straight start in place of the injured Justin Fields (doubtful, ribs) -- but the expected absences of Robinson and Goodwin leave Damiere Byrd and Grant as the next men up at receiver. The Bears are expected to promote at least one of Isaiah Coulter, Rodney Adams Nsimba Webster and Dazz Newsome from the practice squad for additional depth at receiver, but none of the quartet has an NFL catch on his resume. With that in mind, Grant looks on pace to see at least a handful of looks from Dalton out of the slot, as he did in the Bears' Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions. After working almost exclusively as a return man since being acquired from the Dolphins on Oct. 5, Grant hauled in two of four targets for 25 yards across 19 snaps on offense in Detroit.

Dec 3, 2021 11:54 AM EST

Targeted four times in win

Grant caught two passes for 25 yards in the Bears' 16-14 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: In addition to two kickoff and four punt returns, Grant was fourth on the team with four targets, as the Bears were without Allen Robinson (hamstring) and they also lost Marquise Goodwin (foot) in the first half, leading to his increased offensive role. Grant's fantasy value is highest in leagues that award points for return yardage, though he also can chip in with occasional yardage as a receiver. If the Bears continue to be without their regulars at receiver, his ability to gain yardage after the catch would give him limited fantasy value as a wide receiver.

Nov 25, 2021 6:20 PM EST

Receives two touches

Grant rushed once for 11 yards and caught his only target for six yards in the Bears' 16-13 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: Grant's greatest value to the Bears is as a returner, and any offensive touches he receives are a bonus. Aside from leagues that award points for return yardage, Grant's fantasy value will be minimal unless his sees an increase in usage.

Nov 21, 2021 2:29 PM EST

Will play Sunday

Grant (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers.

Analysis: Grant was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, but he was able to log full practices Thursday and Friday. The 29-year-old wideout isn't expected to be a factor for Chicago's offense Sunday, as he has recorded just two catches on the season.

Oct 31, 2021 9:40 AM EST

Questionable for Week 8

Grant (ankle) is considered questionable for the Bears' Week 8 contest with the 49ers on Sunday.

Analysis: Grant suffered his ankle injury against the Packers in Week 6 and has had a minimal role on the Bears' offense so far this season. The receiver has only recorded two catches all season and he has yet to play more than seven offensive snaps in a game. If Grant is unable to suit up, it's likely Breshad Perriman will fill his depth receiver role against the 49ers.

Oct 29, 2021 11:30 AM EST

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