Browns Fans Are Devastated Over Injury That May Cost Pro Bowl Receiver Jakeem Grant The Entire Season

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The Cleveland Browns wouldn’t be the Cleveland Browns if things didn’t go horrifically wrong the second they began to look up. That was, unfortunately, the case with Pro Bowler Jakeem Grant on Tuesday.

Cleveland signed Grant, who made the Pro Bowl as a return man for the Chicago Bears last season, to a three-year deal in the offseason worth $10 million. But early indication in Browns training camp were that Grant’s value could far exceed that deal. The 5-foot-6 Texas Tech product was lighting things up in training camp and looked as if he’d start the season as Cleveland’s No. 3 wide receiver.

That’s when disaster struck.

Grant dropped to the ground with an injury during the Browns’ practice on Tuesday. And ESPN’s Jake Trotter is reporting that the Browns fear that he suffered a torn achilles. If the team’s suspicions are confirmed, the injury would likely keep Grant out for the entirety of the 2022 NFL season.

Cleveland fans couldn’t believe the news.

Kevin Stefanski Comments On Potential Season-Ending Injury

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski quickly weighed on the injury.

“I really feel awful for Jakeem,” he said. “We’ve witnessed how hard the young man has worked since he got to our team. 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.

The Browns will have a brand new look at wide receiver in 2022. The team cut ties with five-time Pro Bowler Jarvis Landry after acquiring another star, Amari Cooper, in a deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

Cleveland begins the regular season with a trip to Carolina on Sept. 11. All signs point to that being a showdown with former Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.