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Jakeem Grant’s season is over after being placed on IR

Dolphins, Jakeem Grant

The Miami Dolphins have been dealt another blow as wide receiver Jakeem Grant has been placed on injured reserve as a result of an ankle injury, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Grant suffered an ankle injury in the Dolphins’ blowout loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 12. This is the second year in a row that his season has been cut short due to injury.

In the 2019 offseason, Grant signed a four-year contract that will keep him with the Dolphins through 2023. He caught 19 catches for 164 yards this season, but his main impact was with the kick return. Just a couple of weeks ago Grant returned his 4th career touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.

The Dolphins have dealt with a lot of injuries this season that has tested their depth and this one is no different. Wide receiver  Preston Williams is already on the injured reserve and the team is short-handed with playmakers.

With Grant going to IR, the team only has three wide receivers left on the roster, DeVante Parker, Allen Hurns, and Albert Wilson. Wilson suffered a rib injury against the Browns and the team has no choice but to add some more depth.

It’s unclear if there are any players on the team’s radar but it makes a lot of sense to sign a young guy to give him a tryout for the rest of the season to see if he should be with the team past this season. Who knows, maybe the team can get lucky and find a hidden gem that can be an impact player next year.