NFL Trade Update: Dolphins Trade WR Jakeem Grant to Chicago for 2023 Sixth-Round Pick

Published 10/05/2021, 3:43 PM EDT


Brian Flores-coached Miami Dolphins are 2nd in the AFC East division behind Buffalo Bills. They have just one win to their name and are currently working towards securing a spot in the playoffs. However, they’re already configuring their roster in the build-up to Week 5.

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The Dolphins are 1-3 after losing to Indianapolis Colts by a 27-17 scoreline on the weekend. The franchise is finding it difficult to cope with the absence of quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa.

Dec 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) throws a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

But as per the latest reports, the Dolphins are ready to free up some cap space by allowing the departure of wide receiver Jakeem Grant.

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Miami Dolphins offload wide receiver Jakeem Grant to Chicago Bears

NFL insider Tom Pelissero was the first to report that the Miami Dolphins have parted ways with wide receiver Jakeem Grant. The 2016 6th-round pick (186th overall) has enjoyed a bit-part role in the AFC East during his five-year stay in Miami.

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The Dolphins will trade Grant to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a future 2023 6th-round pick. Since joining the Dolphins in 2016, Grant has been their primary returner. He remains one of the NFL’s best special teams players with five return touchdowns in his career.

Grant ranks 11th among active players in non-offensive touchdowns. In addition to that, he was voted a second-team All-Pro last season, a year after signing a four-year, $19.7 million extension in 2019.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 14: Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears passes against the Miami Dolphins during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 14, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

He will move to the Bears on an immediate basis as coach Matt Nagy looks to strengthen his roster as we approach the midway stage of the season. The Chicago-based franchise is 2nd in the NFC North with two wins and two losses after four games.

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