With DeSean Jackson (jaw) forced out the game and a victory safely in reach, Grant was able to take the field for some garbage time. It marks his first game with a reception since Week 13. Grant could be expected to take on a larger role in the season finale next Sunday should Jackson be forced out due to injury.
Grant recorded two receptions for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
The reserve wideout doesn't see the field often, but made the most of his opportunities Sunday. He now has six receptions on the year for a total of 51 yards, with three of those receptions coming in the past three weeks. He may see an even bigger role in coming weeks as Kirk Cousins continues to spread the wealth this season.
Grant recorded one 38-yard touchdown reception in Friday's preseason win over the Bills.
While it was a quiet night for Grant, he showed up when it mattered most, shaking Bills' safety Sterling Moore with a nifty spin move on the way to a 38-yard touchdown. With starters resting for the preseason finale next Thursday, Grant figures to see a good amount of reps as he competes with the likes of Jamison Crowder (knee) and rookie Josh Doctson (Achilles) for the No. 3 wide receiver spot.
Grant caught three passes for 31 yards on four targets in Thursday's preseason opener against the Falcons.
With Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and Josh Doctson (Achilles/foot) unavailable, Grant worked as the No. 3 receiver with the first-team offense, accounting for two of Kirk Cousins' five completions. Even if he continues to impress, Grant doesn't figure to start the season any higher than fourth or fifth on the depth chart, assuming he makes the team.
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