The Cleveland Browns announced on Wednesday they have placed wide receiver Jakeem Grant on injured reserve after he tore an Achilles at training camp, ending his 2022 season. Grant was carted off the field after he sustained the injury Tuesday in Berea, Ohio.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said in a statement: “I really feel awful for Jakeem. We’ve witnessed how hard the young man has worked since he got to our team. We all realize injuries are a part of our game, but that doesn’t make it any easier to accept especially for someone that works as hard and carries himself like Jakeem.”
Grant earned his first Pro Bowl selection last season, where he played for both the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. The Dolphins traded Grant to the Bears in October. The six-year veteran had signed a three-year pact with the Browns in the off-season.
Grant was listed as a third-string wide receiver when the Browns released their first unofficial depth chart earlier in the week, and he was the only player listed as a punt returner and kick returner. Demetric Felton is now among the top candidates to replace Grant in those roles this season.
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