WR Grant exits game with concussion vs. Ravens
Miami Dolphins receiver Jakeem Grant suffered a concussion when he was tackled at the end of a 7-yard reception in the second quarter.
Grant, Miami’s return specialist and one of team’s top-five receivers, laid on the field for a couple of minutes following a head-tohead collision with Baltimore Ravens safety Chuck Clark, which drew a penalty.
The hit ended Grant’s night, and will likely put him in the NFL’s concussion protocol program, which means the former Texas Tech standout must pass four stages of testing before he can play in another game.
Each player responds to the concussion protocol program differently, so it’s unclear how long it will take Grant to return to the team.
If Grant is sidelined for next week’s game, he’ll be the fourth Dolphins receiver to miss a preseason game because of an injury. DeVante Parker has missed the past two preseason games with a broken finger, and his status for the season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 9 is unclear.
Kenny Stills missed last week’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, but started Saturday night’s game against the Ravens.
Leonte Carroo, the Dolphins 2016 third-round pick, missed Saturday’s game because of a groin strain he suffered in practice.
If Grant misses next Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons, his absence will allow Rashawn Scott, Malcolm Lewis, Isaiah Ford, Drew Morgan and Francis Owusu more playing time as they try to make the 53-man regular-season roster.