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Will wide receiver Jakeem Grant play for the Cleveland Browns in the 2022-23 NFL season?

The Cleveland Browns will miss the services of wide receiver Jakeem Grant in the 2022-23 NFL season after he tore his Achilles during practice.

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The Cleveland Browns will miss the services of wide receiver Jakeem Grant in the 2022-23 NFL season after he tore his Achilles during practice.
Marc SEROTAAFP

The Cleveland Browns have yet to settle their quarterback issues after the long-standing issue concerning Deshaun Watson, and now they have to deal with losing a wide receiver for the season.

Jakeem Grant tore his Achilles during practice, and the Browns have placed him on the injured reserve list. Cleveland head coach Ken Stefanski says he feels terrible for the 29-year-old.

“We’ve witnessed how hard the young man has worked since he got to our team,” said Stefanski.

We all realize injuries are part of our game but that doesn’t make it any easier to accept especially for someone that works as hard and carries himself like Jakeem.”

Grant was in visible pain after he got hurt, and needed to be carted off the field. The Browns are likely to sign a new player to take his place in the roster.

Related story: Goodell explains why NFL appealed Watson’s penalty

Grant’s promising preseason

The Miami Dolphins’ sixth-round pick out of Texas Tech in 2016 was heading into the last year of his four-year contract worth $2.48 million in 2019, when the team inked a four-year extension agreement with him worth up to $24 million. He was then traded to the Chicago Bears, with whom he spent most of last season.

He signed up with the Browns when he went into free agency in the past offseason, landing a three-year, $13.8 million agreement.

Grant’s injury is a big blow to the Browns, as he had been reported to be performing well at training camp.

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