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Jakeem Grant

#8 WR,


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RANK: 189


30 yrs


5'7'' / 172 lbs


Texas Tech

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Moved to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-27

Grant (knee) was placed on injured reserve by the Browns on Sunday.

Grant suffered a ruptured patellar tendon during Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs. He was set to return kicks for the team, but now that he's out for the 2023 season, the Browns will have to look elsewhere to fulfill those duties.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 15 20.31.68152nd2.51.7190.
Away Outdoor 9 10.41.57164th2.01.1140.
Away Dome 4 10.91.38170th2.51.8170.
Away Retractable Dome 1 07.51.5031st5.04.0350.

Career Stats by Season: 2016 to 2021

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2016 24 MIA 16 0 4 182nd10000.000100%0000%58%0%42%
2017 25 MIA 16 0 45 113th2213203215.651113%9314%21%0%73%
2018 26 MIA 10 2 72 92nd3421268212.8675%11218%19%0%79%
2019 27 MIA 10 2 46 116th331916408.6655%8005%44%1%52%
2020 28 MIA 14 4 87 175th5436373110.4658%173010%29%2%69%
2021 29 MIA 4 0 -3 280th22-70-3.51-40%0000%59%0%41%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Done for season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-27

Grant suffered a ruptured patellar tendon during Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs and is out for the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Grant was expected to be Cleveland's return man this season, but instead, the veteran wideout will need to spend the 2023 campaign recovering. The Browns will now likely turn to Donovan Peoples-Jones and Jerome Ford to handle those duties.

Suffers significant injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Grant sustained a potential broken patella in his knee during Saturday's 33-32 preseason loss to the Chiefs, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Grant is slated to undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine whether his patella is possibly broken or torn, as a torn patella could sideline him for the entire 2023 campaign. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski also expressed Saturday that he feels horrible for Grant, per Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, likely indicating that this injury will sideline for an extended period of time either way. The 5-foot-7 slot receiver hasn't made much of an impact in the passing game during his career, but he has accumulated two kick-return touchdowns and four punt-return touchdowns over the past six seasons. Should Grant miss significant playing time, then either Donovan Peoples-Jones could step up as the Browns' primary punt returner while Jerome Ford, who is questionable for Week 1 with a hamstring injury, would likely take over kick-return duties.

Suffers leg injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Grant exited Saturday's preseason finale after suffering an apparent leg injury, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Browns' team doctors had to put an air cast on Grant following the injury according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, which indicates this is a serious issue. Aside from an 11 game stint with the Bears, the veteran returner spent most of his six-year career in Miami. He was looking for a fresh start in Cleveland and was expected to return both kicks and punts for the team before suffering this injury. It remains to be seen how long he will be sidelined.

Will return kicks Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-24

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday that Grant will return kickoffs and punts during Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Grant has not yet appeared in any of the Browns' preseason games while he was brought along slowly from an Achilles injury. Despite not appearing in game action, Grant has been a full practice participant and often taken the first (and sometimes only) reps as the returner in practice. Stefanski said he doesn't need to see Grant on offense before making a roster decision, so it appears that Grant will secure a roster spot heading into the regular season. The back end of the wideout depth chart remains murky with injuries to Marquise Goodwin (illness), Jaleon Darden (leg) and Anthony Schwartz (hamstring).

Participates in full-team drills

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-08

Grant (Achilles) made his first appearance during full-team drills Monday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

It's a step forward for Grant, who had been limited to fielding kickoffs and punts and focused on individual drills. He's not guaranteed a roster spot, but if Grant makes enough progress before roster cuts, he'll put himself in position to make the team and win either or both of the return jobs. Fellow wideout Jaelon Darden is a return-game option as well, but he's missed the last five practices with a leg injury.

Still limited

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-04

Grant did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Jets and remains limited at practice, as he tries to return from a torn Achilles tendon, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Grant has been first in line at kick-return drills but has yet to practice at full speed. The Browns signed him in 2022 to reform the return game, but Grant is not a lock for a roster spot until he can work at full health and compete in games. Hassan Hall handled the return duties Thursday, but the role is expected to be handled by Grant, Jerome Ford or Jaelon Darden (leg).

Top returner on depth chart

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-01

Grant is listed as the top punt and kick returner on the unofficial depth chart of Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Jets, the Browns' official site reports.

The 30-year-old Grant is working his way back from a second ruptured Achilles. Another receiver with return experience, Jaelon Darden, is third on the depth chart. The Browns may eventually use position regulars Jerome Ford and Donovan Peoples-Jones as kickoff and punt returners, respectively, but they'll get a look at both Grant and Darden during preseason games. Additionally, with Marquise Goodwin on the active/non-football illness list, both wideouts will get work on offense. Grant is listed third at one wideout position behind Elijah Moore and rookie Cedric Tillman.

Active in practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-25

Grant (Achilles) participated in Tuesday's practice and took his most reps to date, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.

Grant, who sustained a torn Achilles last year during training camp, participated in both kick and punt return drills. With Marquise Goodwin (illness) on the active/non-football illness list, Grant could receive early opportunities in camp and preseason games. He and Jaelon Darden, who also participated in return drills Tuesday, are in the mix for what appears to be the same role, that of a fifth or sixth receiver that can also help in the return game.

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