Jakeem Grant snags NFC special teams player of the week

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The Bears lost another game last Sunday night, but Jakeem Grant had little to hang his head about when the night was over.

Grant scored a pair of touchdowns in the 45-30 loss to the Packers. Grant scored on a 46-yard pass in the first quarter as Chicago jumped out to a 10-0 lead and took a punt back 97 yards for a score to put his team up 24-14 in the second quarter.

The punt return score was the third of Grant’s career and the first by any player in the NFL this season.

The Bears would blow the lead, but Grant’s play led the NFL to name him the NFC’s special teams player of the week. It’s his first award in the NFC after winning a pair of them while with the Dolphins earlier in his career.

 

5 responses to “Jakeem Grant snags NFC special teams player of the week

  1. Good for him, always liked him but it was time for him to go in Miami, too many drops and fumbles.

  2. If the Dolphins had just kept him as a special-teams returner and stopped trying to make him a receiver, now the Dolphins don’t have a good returner.

  3. Good to see him make good.

    Earlier this season he was killing the Bears (as much as killing this “offensive” juggernaut could be done) by running ALL kickoffs from inside the endzone into the field of play, only to give the offense on the 10-15 yardline or less because of a holding penalty when just taking a knee was all he had to do. Guess he had to justify what the draft pick the Bears gave up to get him.

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