Bears trade for speedy Dolphins receiver
|Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:40 AM- -|
We have an NFL trade!
The Chicago Bears have traded for speedy receiver Jakeem Grant from the Miami Dolphins for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.
Grant is an elite return man (2nd team All-Pro last season) and will also bring value to the receiver position.
For the season, he had two catches for -7 yards, 46 yards on kickoffs, and 59 yards on punt returns.
As a return man with the Dolphins, he had three punts and two kickoffs returned for touchdowns over his five-plus year career.
For his career, Grant has 91 catches for 1,001 yards and five touchdowns, 2,206 yards on kickoffs, and 978 yards on punt returns.
He was a sixth-round draft pick out of Texas Tech in the 2016 NFL Draft.
During his collegiate career, he had 3,286 receiving yards and 31 total touchdowns.
The Bears have finalized a trade this morning with the Dolphins to acquire return specialist Jakeem Grant. He can be a plug-and-play KR and PR. Has elite speed and can mix in occasionally on O. Bears sending a ‘23 6th to Miami.— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) October 5, 2021
(@TomPelissero was first w trade news.)
New Chicago Bears WR Jakeem Grant renegotiated his contract on September 1st, reducing his salary from $4.15 million to $2 million and voiding the 2022-23 years so he's a free agent after 2021— Brad Spielberger (@PFF_Brad) October 5, 2021
He'll bring a $1.55M cap hit to Chicago, and will not be a compensatory free agent