Dolphins are making roster moves early on in the season
The Miami Dolphins made a move on last week by trading a player during the season. Local 10 news has confirmed that the team traded wide receiver Jakeem Grant to the Chicago Bears.
Jakeem Grant wasn't entirely surprised he was traded to the Bears, after talking to Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor during the Miami Dolphins' practices at Halas Hall in August. "Took me by surprise," Grant said. "I mean, coming off the year I had last year, I was thinking under no uncertainty that I would have a bigger role increase and I was one of their key guys, but it's a business of the game, man. So I mean, I'm not mad. I'm not anything, just ready to go.
"I've seen guys come and go. Didn't think I was going to be going, but hey, it is what it is. I'm ready to roll. That's behind me now and I'm ready to do whatever I can do to help out the Bears."
Grant was acquired for an undisclosed conditional future draft pick as the Bears cut returner Nsimba Webster, but then picked Webster back up for practice squad insurance. The trade surprised Grant because last year he made more receptions (36) for more yards (373) than any time in his six-year Miami Dolphins career. He also had a career high in punt returns (29) and averaged 11.4 yards, it was his second best season.
Grant spent his entire NFL career in Miami and played ball in high-school in Texas.