BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns broad receiver and kick returner Jakeem Grant Sr. has a torn Achilles and can miss all the 2022 season after being positioned on injured reserve Wednesday.
Grant needed to be carted off the sphere throughout Tuesday’s follow after struggling the harm.
“I actually really feel terrible for Jakeem,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski stated Tuesday earlier than the outcomes of the follow-up assessments have been recognized. “We have witnessed how laborious the younger man has labored since he received to our crew. All of us notice accidents are part of our sport however that does not make it any simpler to just accept particularly for somebody that works as laborious and carries himself like Jakeem.”
The Browns signed Grant to a three-year deal this offseason to be their kick and punt returner; Grant, nonetheless, was additionally having a standout coaching camp as a receiver out of the slot, as properly.
Grant, a Professional Bowl returner for the Chicago Bears final season, has 4 punt return touchdowns and two scores off kick returns throughout a profession that started with the Miami Dolphins in 2016.
Earlier this week, Browns particular groups coordinator Mike Priefer stated he thought Grant would “remodel” Cleveland’s return sport.
With Grant out, the Browns will probably flip to Demetric Felton Jr. to return punts and kicks for them.