Jakeem Grant

Jakeem Grant

Wide Receiver #19
Team: Miami Dolphins
Ht / Wt:5'6" / 169 lb.
College:Texas Tech
Age:27
Born:October 30, 1992
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 6 (186)
Draft Team:MIA

Jakeem Grant: Enters mix for starting job?

Grant may be needed in an expanded role after teammates Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opted out of the 2020 season, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Grant missed the final six games of 2018 and the final five of 2019, first suffering an Achilles injury and then a high ankle sprain. He also dealt with a hamstring injury, a shoulder injury and a concussion over the past two years, but when healthy he typically served as Miami's third or fourth option at wide receiver, also handling kick returns and sometimes punt returns. With Wilson and Hurns out of the picture for the upcoming season, Grant and Isaiah Ford appear to be the top candidates for the No. 3 receiver spot, while DeVante Parker and Preston Williams (knee) appear to be the top two options. There's even some chance for both Grant and Ford to stay regularly involved, especially if Williams struggles to come back from the ACL tear he suffered last November.

August 5, 2020 8:35 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: Recovered from ankle injury

Grant (ankle) declared himself healthy, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Grant was placed on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury in a Week 12 loss to Cleveland. He finished the season with just 19 catches for 164 yards on 33 targets in 10 games, but he did have a rushing touchdown and a kick-return score (the fourth special teams TD of his four-year career). Grant has a four-year, $19.7 million extension kicking in for 2020, so he'll presumably be with the Dolphins for at least one or two more seasons. He should be in the mix for the third or fourth WR spot during training camp.

January 29, 2020 7:21 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: Headed to IR

Grant (ankle) will be placed on IR, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Grant's injury is a hit to the Dolphins' wideout depth and kick return unit. Practice squad players Isaiah Ford, Andy Jones and T.J. Rahming are internal options to fill his roster spot. In 10 games this season, Grant caught 19 of his 33 targets for 164 yards and brought back 23 kickoffs for 578 yards (which ranks fourth in the NFL) and a TD.

November 27, 2019 7:57 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: May have high ankle sprain

Grant is believed to be dealing with a high ankle sprain, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: After being carted to the locker room in the first quarter Sunday against the Browns, Grant was seen with a walking boot on his right foot after the 41-24 loss. Per Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald at the time, Grant didn't break any bones, but a diagnosis of a high ankle sprain indicates a multi-week absence is in his future. Look for the Dolphins to clarify Grant's health over the next few days.

November 25, 2019 4:49 PM EST

Jakeem Grant: Wearing walking boot

Grant (ankle) was spotted with a walking boot on his right foot following Sunday's 41-24 loss to the Browns, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Grant was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Browns during the first quarter, and he was unable to retake the field. The depth wideout and return specialist has avoided sustaining any broken bones, according to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald, but a timetable for his recovery remains uncertain at this time. Allen Hurns stands to play an increased role in Miami's receiving corps as long as Grant is unable to play.

November 24, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Jakeem Grant: Won't return Sunday

Grant (ankle) is ruled out to return against the Browns on Sunday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Grant suffered an ankle injury during the first quarter of Sunday's contest. In his stead, expect Allen Hurns to serve the No. 3 receiver behind DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson. Grant's absence is also a notable blow to Miami's special teams, as he normally handles both punt and kick return duties.

November 24, 2019 11:55 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: Exits game with ankle injury

Grant is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Browns due to an ankle injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Grant limped off the field under his own power, but he had to be carted to the locker room from the sideline. As long as Grant is unable to retake the field, Marcus Sherels will be a candidate to field kick and punt returns.

November 24, 2019 11:03 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: Strikes twice in loss

Grant caught all three of his targets for 32 total yards and added a seven-yard touchdown run during Sunday's 37-20 loss to Buffalo. He returned five kicks for 198 total yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: The game was getting out of hand late in the first half when Grant took the kickoff from a yard back in his own end zone and cut across the field to turn up the far sideline for a 101-yard touchdown, his first return touchdown of the season. Later, in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, he took a pitch from a wildcat formation and swept out to the right untouched for a seven-yard touchdown, his first offensive score of the season. The fact that Grant can get from Point A to Point B in a hurry is not much of a surprise, but he hasn't really made much of that skill this season with just one game in which he recorded five touches. His 39 total yards Sunday marked a season high. It's possible that Miami relies on some trickery, like Sunday's wildcat run, to get Grant the ball more, but he otherwise holds little value Sunday against Cleveland's sixth-ranked pass defense.

November 19, 2019 3:36 PM EST

Jakeem Grant: Draws questionable tag

Grant (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Grant was a limited participant in practice all week. The speedy wideout missed Week 6 versus the Redskins, and he isn't a lock to suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt. If Grant were forced to miss any more time, Kenyan Drake would serve as Miami's top kick returner while Preston Williams would take back punts.

October 18, 2019 11:44 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: Limited in practice again

Grant (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Grant sat out Week 6 against the Redskins despite practicing in a limited fashion all week, and he's yet to take a tangible step forward in his recovery. His availability for Sunday's tilt against the Bills will likely be determined based on what he's able to do in Friday's practice. If Grant is able to suit up, he'll serve as Miami's top kick and punt returner.

October 17, 2019 2:02 PM EST

Jakeem Grant: Starts week limited

Grant (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Grant managed a trio of limited practices last week, but he was ultimately inactive Sunday versus the Redskins. The speedy wideout could need to upgrade to a full practice participant Thursday or Friday in order to suit up Week 7.

October 16, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Jakeem Grant: Won't play Sunday

Grant (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

Analysis: With Grant out, Albert Wilson (in his first action since Week 1) is a candidate to serve as the Dolphins' No. 3 option at wide receiver in Week 6, working alongside DeVante Parker and Preston Williams.

October 13, 2019 8:49 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: Expected to sit out Sunday

Grant (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, isn't expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Rapoport notes that the Dolphins are optimistic Grant will be ready to go Week 7 versus the Bills, so the wideout's hamstring injury apparently isn't being viewed as a long-term concern. With Grant on track to sit out Sunday, however, Miami will likely turn to either Albert Wilson -- who is questionable with a calf injury -- or Allen Hurns as its main No. 3 option at receiver after DeVante Parker and Preston Williams.

October 13, 2019 6:03 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: Questionable for Sunday

Grant (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest versus the Redskins, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: The Dolphins won't make a final decision on Grant's availability until about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, but Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reported Thursday that he's unlikely to play this weekend. Meanwhile, fellow wide receiver Albert Wilson (calf/hip) also is questionable, leaving DeVante Parker and Preston Williams as the healthiest Dolphins at the position right now.

October 11, 2019 12:09 PM EST

Jakeem Grant: Unlikely for Week 6

Grant (hamstring) is not expected to suit up Sunday against the Redskins, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Grant has been limited in practice for two consecutive days, but he nonetheless doesn't appear ready to retake the field. As long as Grant is unable to go, the Dolphins will need to find another option to handle kick and punt returns.

October 10, 2019 12:29 PM EST

Jakeem Grant: Limited in practice

Grant (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Grant wasn't able to practice to begin the week, so his limited participation Wednesday is a positive step. He'll have two more opportunities to fully practice ahead of Sunday's tilt against Washington. With Albert Wilson (hip/calf) also managing injuries, Grant could conceivably serve as the No. 3 wideout in Miami's offense if healthy.

October 9, 2019 1:53 PM EST

Jakeem Grant: Can't practice Monday

Grant (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Grant is coming off the Dolphins' bye week, but he hasn't yet managed to recover from his hamstring injury. The speedy wideout will have multiple opportunities to resume practicing ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Redskins, though it remains to be seen whether he'll get healthy enough to suit up. With fellow slot receiver Albert Wilson (hip/calf) making progress towards a return, it's possible that Grant could be relegated to a reserve role even if healthy.

October 7, 2019 8:34 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: Not able to practice

Grant (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Grant was removed from Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers in the fourth quarter, finishing with one catch for six yards on 22 offensive snaps. His role as the No. 3 receiver won't be safe even if he returns to health in short order, as fellow slot man Albert Wilson (hip/calf) seems to be inching toward a game appearance. Grant's role on kick and punt returns might be tougher for Miami to fill.

October 2, 2019 9:09 AM EST

Jakeem Grant: Leaves game with injury

Grant is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers due to a hamstring injury.

Analysis: Grant left the field late in the fourth quarter, so even if his injury isn't particularly severe he's a long-shot to retake the field. As long as Grant is unable to go, the Dolphins will have to rely on another player to handle kick and punt returns.

September 29, 2019 12:52 PM EST

Jakeem Grant: Minimal impact Week 3

Grant caught four of seven targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Cowboys. He also logged one carry for four yards.

Analysis: Grant additionally served as Miami's top return man, but he wasn't able to bring a spark to the team's offense during any phase of the game. The 2016 sixth-round pick hasn't yet managed to break off a big play this season, but it appears as though the Dolphins intend to continue giving him notable weekly touches.

September 23, 2019 8:54 AM EST

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