Cleveland Browns lose WR Jakeem Grant for season to torn Achilles

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns wide receiver and kick returner Jakeem Grant Sr. has torn his Achilles tendon and will miss the entire 2022 season after being placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.

Grant had to be carried off the field during Tuesday’s training session after picking up the injury.

“I feel really terrible for Jakeem,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Tuesday before the results of the follow-up exam were released. “We have seen how hard the young man has worked since he joined our team. We all know that injuries are part of our game but that doesn’t make it any easier to accept, especially for someone who works as hard and supports himself as Jakeem.”

The Browns signed Grant to a three-year deal as a kick-and-punt returner that offseason; However, Grant also had a stellar training camp away from the slot as a receiver.

Grant, a Pro Bowl returner for the Chicago Bears last season, has four punt return touchdowns and two TDs off kick returns during his career, which began with the Miami Dolphins in 2016.

Earlier this week, Browns special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said he thought Grant would “transform” Cleveland’s second leg.

With Grant out, the Browns will likely turn to Demetric Felton Jr. to return punts and kicks.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34379063/source-cleveland-browns-lose-wr-jakeem-grant-torn-achilles Cleveland Browns lose WR Jakeem Grant for season to torn Achilles

Emma Bowman

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