MIAMI – The Miami dolphins they reached an agreement for exchange wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. to the Chicago Bears, confirmed a source from the league to ESPN.
NFL Network was the first outlet to report the news and compensation as a sixth-round pick in the 2023 draft.
Grant, the leading specialist in clearance returns of the Dolphins Since being drafted on the sixth round of 2016, he’s one of the best special teams players in the NFL with five career touchdown returns; he ranks 11th among active players in non-offensive touchdowns. He was selected to the All-Pro second team last season, a year after signing a four-year, $ 19.7 million extension in 2019.
In his carrer, Grant he has 978 yards returned and 2,206 yards in kickoff returns.
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However, he’s gotten off to a slow start this season, dropping a punt during the loss of Miami against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4 and fumble deep in the red zone in the team’s loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.
Who is shaping up to replace Grant as lead kicking return specialist is rookie Jaylen Waddle, who was tasked with returning punts when Grant was injured in Week 2.