MIAMI – The Dolphins have agreed to trade wide receiver Jakeem Grant to the Chicago Bears, a league source confirmed to ESPN.
NFL Network first reported the news and the compensation as a 2023 6th round pick.
Grant, the Dolphins’ primary returner since they drafted him in the 6th round in 2016, is one of the NFL’s best special teams players with 5 return touchdowns in his career; he ranks 11th among active players in non-offensive touchdowns. He was voted a second-team All-Pro last season, one year after signing a four-year, $19.7 million extension in 2019.
For his career, Grant has 978 punt return yards and 2,206 kick return yards.
He’s had a slow start to the season, however, muffing a punt during Miami’s loss to the Colts in Week 4 and fumbling deep in the redzone in the team’s loss to the Bills in Week 2.
Filling in for Grant as the Dolphins’ primary returner will presumably be rookie Jaylen Waddle, who handled punt return duties when Grant was injured in Week 2.