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August 9, 2019 10:32 PM
Corey Grant: Let go by Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant was waived by the Packers on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Grant had just signed July 26, but he was sent packing just two weeks later. The 27-year-old played just five games with the Jaguars last season, rushing for 40 yards on 13 attempts. Grant could be an attractive option for a team looking to bolster its running back depth, considering he's averaged 5.6 yards per carry during his career and has experience returning punts and kickoffs.

July 26, 2019 09:52 AM
Packers' Corey Grant: Joining Green Bay
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Grant (foot) is signing with the Packers, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Grant suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury in October, finishing the year with 13 carries for 40 yards and nine catches for 67 yards in five games for the Jaguars. He owns a career average of 5.6 yards on 81 carries, though the number has been boosted by a couple long runs on fake punts. Grant found a favorable landing spot in Green Bay, where there are only four other halfbacks on the roster to start training camp. His experience covering punts and returning kickoffs could come in handy if he's healthy enough to make a serious bid for a roster spot.

April 12, 2019 12:52 PM
Corey Grant: Still hasn't signed
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Grant (foot) remains unsigned, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website reports.

Grant suffered a Lisfranc injury in Week 5 of the 2018 season and was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. It's unclear if his continued status as a free agent is due to a lengthy recovery process or simply a lack of interest from teams. The 27-year-old averaged 5.6 yards on 81 carries in four seasons with the Jaguars, but 25.1 percent of his rushing yards came from two long gains on fake punts. Grant will need to battle for a 53-man roster spot if he eventually signs with a team.

October 8, 2018 12:56 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Ruled out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant (foot) will be placed on injured reserve and won't have a chance to return this season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Grant suffered a Lisfranc injury during Sunday's 30-14 loss to Kansas City, leaving T.J. Yeldon to dominate playing time in the backfield. With Leonard Fournette (hamstring) seemingly in line for at least one more absence, the Jaguars are left with little-known Brandon Wilds as the only healthy running back behind Yeldon. The 26-year-old Grant wraps up his fourth NFL season with just 40 yards on 13 carries (3.1 average) and 67 yards on nine receptions.

October 7, 2018 09:48 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Season in jeopardy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant is believed to have suffered a Lisfranc injury that will end his season, Adam Schefter of reports.

If Grant is ultimately forced to miss the rest of the season, the Jaguars will find themselves very thin at running back. Normal starter Leonard Fournette (hamstring) seems to be headed for at least one more absence, and with Grant now out of the picture, an enormous workload could be placed on T.J. Yeldon going forward. Brandon Wilds is the only other healthy running back on the Jaguars' roster, so it would not be surprising to see them sign some help in the coming days.

October 7, 2018 02:36 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Ruled out for rest of Sunday's tilt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant (foot) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Kansas City, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Grant left Sunday's contest to receive further medical attention on his injured foot. With concerns worsening the injury, the Jaguars are going to take a more cautious approach with Grant. Brandon Wilds figures to slide into the primary backup role behind T.J. Yeldon, as Jacksonville is now down to just two healthy running backs for the rest of Sunday's game.

October 7, 2018 01:56 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Injures foot, questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a foot injury, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars Public Relations Staff reports.

Grant witnessed an uptake in usage entering Sunday's contest with starting running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) unable to play. Even if Grant returns to the contest, he's unlikely to challenge T.J. Yeldon for the lead back role.

October 3, 2018 01:36 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Primed for expanded role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant should have a significant role in the Jacksonville offense with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's game in Kansas City, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Grant has been limited to 99 yards on 21 touches through the first four weeks of the season, including 10 carries and seven catches while Fournette was sidelined for Weeks 2 and 3. T.J. Yeldon likely will get the start at running back in Week 5 and handle most of the playing time, but it's possible there will be enough production to go around against a Kansas City defense that has surrendered six touchdowns and 201.5 scrimmage yards per game to running backs through four weeks.

September 30, 2018 11:32 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Could see role expand with Fournette re-injured
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant gained five yards on his lone carry and caught two of three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 31-12 win over the Jets.

Grant got just three touches in this one with Leonard Fournette making his return from a hamstring injury. Fournette aggravated that injury, however, which could mean a return into the offensive game plan for Grant in Week 5 against a Chiefs defense that's given up more than its fair share of big plays this year.

September 23, 2018 09:08 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Quiet in Week 3 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant rushed six times for 11 yards and caught one of two targets for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 9-6 loss to Tennessee.

Grant got one fewer carry than T.J. Yeldon, but Yeldon outgained him 44-11 on the ground. Both running backs should stay involved against the Jets next week if Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is unavailable again.

September 23, 2018 03:20 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Opportunity knocks with Fournette out
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With Leonard Fournette (hamstring) inactive, Grant figures to see added opportunities in the Jaguars offense Sunday against the Titans.

T.J. Yeldon is slated to play through his ankle issue and figures to head the team's rushing attack, but Grant should see his share of touches in Week 3, after rushing four times for 13 yards and catching six of his seven targets for 56 yards in last Sunday's win over the Patriots. He's thus an option in PPR formats and for those scrambling for running back help this weekend.

September 18, 2018 06:04 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Active in passing game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant rushed four times for 13 yards and caught six of seven targets for 56 yards in Sunday's win over the Patriots.

Grant was much more involved compared to the season opener, though T.J. Yeldon still carried a slight edge in touches (14 to 12) and yardage (71 to 69). Leonard Fournette (hamstring) was inactive after not practicing through the week, although he was a game-time decision. Grant's increased workload is encouraging, but Yeldon should remains Jacksonville's No. 2 running back for the time being.

September 13, 2018 05:24 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Could get more work
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Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone admitted he should have given Grant a little more work after Leonard Fournette suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's 20-15 win over the Giants, Mike Kaye of reports.

T.J. Yeldon dominated the backfield snaps after Fournette's exit in the second quarter, finishing with 14 carries and three catches on 39 snaps. Meanwhile, Grant only logged six snaps and actually got his lone touch on the opening drive of the game. His usage in the season opener wasn't encouraging, but Grant should at least have a larger role Week 2 against the Patriots if Fournette is unavailable.

August 10, 2018 03:32 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Busy in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant finished with eight rushes for six yards and caught all three of his targets for 39 yards during Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Saints in the preseason opener.

Grant also gained 39 yards on two kickoff returns and recorded a tackle on special teams. On a busy night for the tailback, Grant led the Jags in both carries and receiving yards. Although he didn't get anything going on the ground, his versatility is clearly of value to Jacksonville.

May 31, 2018 03:28 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Should see more touches in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant is likely to see an increased workload for the Jaguars in 2018, although his role may remain undefined until training camp, Mike Kaye of reports.

The release of veteran Chris Ivory this offseason leaves the Jaguars without their primary No. 2 running back from the 2017 season. T.J. Yeldon should be the main beneficiary from Ivory's departure, but Grant also should absorb some of the snaps that don't fall to lead back Leonard Fournette. In limited touches a season ago, Grant demonstrated some big-play ability, totaling 248 yards on only 30 carries (8.3 average). With Yeldon likely to occupy a third-down role for Jacksonville due to his aptitude as a pass blocker, Grant could serve as a change-of-pace option. Training camp should provide more insight into both players' outlooks, and if Grant can showcase improved pass protection, it would go a long way towards securing more responsibilities on offense.

March 22, 2018 09:36 AM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Signs second-round RFA tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant signed his second-round tender to remain with the Jaguars on Thursday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

It seemed unlikely a team would match a $2.9 million offer for a backup running back, though Grant did take 10 days from the original offer to consider his options. Things are now less murky in the Jacksonville backfield following Chris Ivory's release, but Leonard Fournette is still the unquestioned leader, with T.J. Yeldon in line to serve as the primary backup. Grant may be third in the pecking order, but he will see plenty of work as a valuable asset on special teams.

March 12, 2018 04:28 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Earns second-round RFA tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jaguars placed a second-round tender on Grant, a restricted free agent, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Grant went undrafted back in 2015, which means the Jaguars wouldn't have received compensation if they'd used an original-round tender and failed to match an offer sheet. The $2.9 million second-round tender seems like a lot to pay for a third-string running back, but it makes sense after accounting for Grant's value on special teams, where he's been particularly useful on trick plays from the punt protector spot. He's also done well with his limited opportunities on offense, perhaps setting him up to challenge T.J. Yeldon for backup work now that Chris Ivory is out of the picture.

January 21, 2018 09:40 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Picks up 61 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant caught all three of his targets for 59 yards and added a two-yard carry during Sunday's 24-20 loss to New England.

Grant caught as many passes, and for more yardage, on Sunday as he did in the entire regular season. More special-teams ace than useful back for much of the season, Grant was active in place of Chris Ivory on Sunday and ripped off catches-and-runs of 24 and 20 yards to set up Jacksonville's first touchdown of the game. Jacksonville is loaded at tailback with Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon, but with Jacksonville's potential ability to get out from Ivory's contract in the offseason, Grant might get more action in 2018.

December 18, 2017 03:40 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Paces team in rushing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant gained 69 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries in Sunday's 45-7 win over the Texans.

While Grant paced the Jaguars in rushing with the team minus Leonard Fournette (quadriceps), it's worth noting all 10 of his carries came in the fourth quarter, when Jacksonville already held a 30-point advantage. It's generally expected that Fournette will be ready to play Week 16 against the 49ers, so expect Grant to fade back into the fourth-string role at running back behind both Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon, with most of Grant's action likely to come on special teams.

December 14, 2017 03:52 PM
Jaguars' Corey Grant: Full practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant (shoulder) was a full participant at the Jaguars' practice Wednesday.

Grant suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Seahawks but was able to return to the game. The injury appears to have been minor, given the 25-year-old's return to practice, and he should have his special teams-oriented role against the Texans on Sunday.


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