WR Grant ex­its game with con­cus­sion vs. Ravens

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Nfl - By Omar Kelly Staff writer

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.

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