Aug 26, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. (9) reacts after suffering an apparent injury on a kickoff return against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Browns WR Jakeem Grant (knee) out for season

Cleveland Browns wide receiver/returner Jakeem Grant will miss the 2023 season with a ruptured patellar tendon, NFL Network reported Sunday.

In more encouraging news in Cleveland, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was activated from the non-football illness list, coach Kevin Stefanski said.

Grant was carted off the field with a knee injury following the opening kickoff of Saturday’s preseason game against the host Kansas City Chiefs. His right leg was placed in an air cast before he was taken off the field.

Grant, 30, had worked his way back to action after sustaining a ruptured Achilles last summer.

He has 100 catches for 1,140 yards and seven touchdowns in 81 career games with the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. He also averages 24.5 yards per kick return and 10.3 yards per punt return in his career.

Goodwin was placed on the non-football illness list July 21 due to blood clots discovered in both his lungs and legs. He is now approved to begin practicing.

He had been dealing with slight shortness of breath and leg discomfort before the diagnosis.

Goodwin, 32, spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks and caught 27 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games (two starts).

In nine NFL seasons spent with the Buffalo Bills (2013-16), San Francisco 49ers (2017-19), Bears (2021) and Seahawks, he has 187 career receptions for 3,023 yards and 18 touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

Aug 26, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. (9) suffers an apparent injury on a kickoff return against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Browns’ Jakeem Grant carted off field vs. Chiefs

Cleveland Browns wide receiver/returner Jakeem Grant was carted off the field with a knee injury following the opening kickoff of Saturday’s preseason game against the host Kansas City Chiefs.

Per reports, Grant’s right leg was placed in an air cast prior to his departure from the field. He immediately was ruled out for the remainder of the game by the Browns.

Grant, 30, had worked his way back to action after sustaining a ruptured Achilles last summer.

He has 100 catches for 1,140 yards and seven touchdowns in 81 career games with the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. He also averages 24.5 yards per kick return and 10.3 yards per punt return in his career.

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May 25, 2022; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. (9) catches a pass during organized team activities at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns place WR/KR Jakeem Grant (torn Achilles) on IR

The Cleveland Browns placed Jakeem Grant on injured reserve Wednesday after an MRI confirmed a torn left Achilles for the wide receiver and return specialist.

Grant, 29, was carted off the practice field after being injured during one-on-one drills Tuesday at the team’s training camp in Berea, Ohio.

Coming off a 2021 Pro Bowl nod as a punt returner, Grant signed a three-year deal with the Browns in free agency that is worth up to $13.8 million.

Grant split the 2021 season between the Dolphins and Bears, with Miami trading him to Chicago in October for a 2023 sixth-round pick. He returned one punt for a touchdown and averaged 11.9 yards per punt return and 23.4 yards per kick return.

Grant entered the league with the Dolphins in 2016 and spent his first five-plus seasons in Miami. He has returned two kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns in his career. He also has 100 career receptions for 1,140 yards and seven touchdowns, along with one rushing touchdown.

–Field Level Media

May 25, 2022; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. (9) catches a pass during organized team activities at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns WR/KR Jakeem Grant carted off at practice

Cleveland Browns wide receiver and return specialist Jakeem Grant was carted off the practice field Tuesday with an Achilles injury, according to multiple reports out of the team’s camp at Berea, Ohio.

Grant, 29, came away with the injury during one-on-one drills.

Coming off a 2021 Pro Bowl nod as a punt returner, Grant signed a three-year deal with the Browns in free agency that is worth up to $13.8 million.

Grant split the 2021 season between the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears, with Miami trading him to Chicago in October for a 2023 sixth-round pick. He returned one punt for a touchdown and averaged 11.9 yards per punt return and 23.4 yards per kick return.

Grant entered the league with the Dolphins in 2016 and spent his first five-plus seasons in Miami. He has returned two kicksoffs and four punts for touchdowns in his career. He also has 100 career receptions for 1,140 yards and seven touchdowns, along with one rushing touchdown.

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) runs with the football in the first half against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears lose David Montgomery (knee) 4-5 weeks

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery is expected to miss four to five weeks with a sprained knee, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Montgomery exited Sunday’s 24-14 victory against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter. He rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.

The 100-yard outing was his second of the season and he leads the Bears with 309 rushing yards and three scores and has six catches for 49 yards.

The 24-year-old Montgomery rushed for 889 yards as a rookie in 2019 and 1,070 last season.

With Montgomery out, the Bears have Damien Williams and rookie Khalil Herbert on their 53-man roster at running back. Williams, 29, has 114 yards from scrimmage and one TD this season and could be in line to start next Sunday for the Bears (2-2) at the Las Vegas Raiders (3-1).

Chicago reportedly added some depth at receiver on Tuesday, acquiring 5-foot-7 Jakeem Grant for the Miami Dolphins for a 2023 sixth-round pick, according to NFL Network.

Grant primarily has served as a returner during his five-plus seasons in Miami, running back three punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns over the course of his career. Grant has also caught 91 passes for 1,001 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver.

–Field Level Media

Dec 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant (19) is tackled by Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson (26) at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Dolphins WR Grant (ankle) out vs. Bills

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant will miss the team’s regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills with a high-ankle sprain, NFL Network reported on Monday.

Grant sustained the injury during Miami’s 26-25 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday.

The potential loss of Grant is significant for the Dolphins (10-5), who also could be without DeVante Parker yet again. Parker, who leads the team in catches (56) and receiving yards (677), has missed consecutive contests with a hamstring injury.

Grant, 28, has recorded 36 receptions for 373 yards and one touchdown this season. He also added another score on special teams.

Grant has 89 catches for 1,008 yards and five touchdowns in 66 career games since being selected by the Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Dolphins can earn a postseason berth with a victory over the AFC East champion Bills. They also can get in to the playoff field with any of the following: a Cleveland Browns loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Baltimore Ravens loss to the Cincinnati Bengals or an Indianapolis Colts loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

–Field Level Media

Dec 13, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (88) scores a touchdown after a catch over Kansas City Chiefs free safety Juan Thornhill (22) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Report: ‘Good chance’ Dolphins will be without Gesicki, Grant

If the Miami Dolphins are going to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2016, they might have to overcome injuries to a couple of their best playmakers.

As of Monday afternoon Dolphins, head coach Brian Flores was still awaiting updates on tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and receiver/returner Jakeem Grant (leg), who each left Sunday’s home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

But the Miami Herald reported there is a “good chance” both players could miss the Dolphins’ next game against the New England Patriots. The paper also reported Gesicki was scheduled for a MRI on Monday.

“I think it’s too early to tell,” Flores replied to a question about Gesicki on Monday. “We’re still going through the evaluation process with our medical staff. … I’m not even going to go into how he felt this morning. It’s too early to tell with Mike, as well as some other guys that got banged up yesterday.”

Gesicki’s absence would leave a big offensive hole for the Dolphins (8-5), who rank in the bottom half of the NFL in touchdowns. He’s the team leader in receiving touchdowns (six) and is second in receptions (44) and receiving yards (602).

Grant has 28 punt returns for 323 yards and one touchdown this season, in addition to six kick returns for 129 yards, and 31 catches for 330 yards and one touchdown.

The Herald also reported that a third injured player that left the Kansas City game, receiver DeVante Parker, sustained a leg injury that isn’t believed to be serious and “there’s a chance he will be available” against New England.

–Field Level Media