Jakeem Grant’s injury in practice on Tuesday may have cost the Cleveland Browns’ reorganized receiving group a promising acquisition. It’s believed that the second-team All-Pro returner and receiver tore his Achilles, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Grant had an Achilles injury, according to a statement from Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, who added, “I honestly feel bad for Jakeem. We have seen how diligently the young man has worked since joining our team. Even while we all know that injuries are a part of the game, especially for someone who works as hard and presents himself as Jakeem, it still isn’t any easier to accept.”
Due to his injuries, Grant was in obvious discomfort and needed assistance getting off the practice field. To determine the extent of his damage, he will have more testing done. The 29-year-old signed a three-year contract to join the Browns as a free agent this summer and relocate to Cleveland to take over the team’s troubled returner position. Grant would give more than that, though. Following the loss of Jarvis Landry, the Browns also required a dependable slot receiving option, and Grant might fill that void. There could be more at stake than first appears in his prospective defeat.