Bears are trading for Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant

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The Chicago Bears are acquiring wide receiver Jakeem Grant from the Miami Dolphins, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. In return, the Bears are sending Miami a 2023 sixth-round draft pick.

Grant was a sixth-round draft pick of the Dolphins in 2016 out of Texas Tech University. Early in his career, he was primarily used as a kick returner while also seeing some time on offense as a reserve wide receiver.

Grant has 2 kickoff return touchdowns in his career and his best season as a receiver came in 2020 when he caught 29 passes for 330 yards and 1 touchdown. He has spent his entire six-year career with Dolphins prior to the trade.

The Bears are adding Grant to a receiving corps that includes Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney, Marquise Goodwin, Damiere Byrd, Nsimba Webster and Breshad Perriman.

It’s unclear what role Grant will have with the team at this time, but it will likely be in a specialist role. Especially with David Montgomery sidelined for 4-5 weeks with a knee sprain, which means Khalil Herbert could see extended time at running back.