It’s a big blow for Jacksonville’s offense, as they’ve already dealt with multiple injuries to their backfield. Normal starter Leonard Fournette has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, while current starter T.J. Yeldon has been banged up with various ailments.
Grant signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent back in 2015, and has been able to carve out a significant role for himself both as a situational back and a return man. Last year he carried the ball 30 times for 248 yards and two touchdowns, and returned 19 kickoffs for 473 yards.
As Schefter notes, the Jags now need running back help and will almost certainly bring in some outside help. Fournette tried returning from his hamstring injury last week but quickly aggravated it and is likely out for at least another week or two. Expect to see Jacksonville bring in some backs for workouts this week. The team auditioned Orleans Darkwa, one of the biggest names left on the market, last week but didn’t sign him.
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