Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant has a reputation for being the hardest-working guy on the practice field. His work ethic has paid off for him, but the checks won’t be coming from the Redskins.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Grant has agreed to sign with the Ravens. The deal is for four years, $29 million with $14.5 million guaranteed, including a $10 million signing bonus.
While the numbers are preliminary, and the final deal may not look as attractive, it’s still a very good payday for the Redskins’ 2014 fifth-round pick.
In his first three years in the league, Grant caught 39 passes for 412 yards including just nine catches for 79 yards in 2016. He had a reputation for having shaky hands and he occasionally fell down running routes.
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But last year the broke out with 45 receptions for 473 yards and four touchdowns, exceeding his totals for his first three years in Washington. He caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Los Angeles in Week 2 and made a number of other clutch receptions.
The Redskins wanted to keep Grant around as their fourth or fifth receiver. Earlier today, Seattle WR Paul Richardson signed with the Redskins and he is expected to start with Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder. It remains to be seen what his role will be with the Ravens but that contract certainly is more than the Redskins wanted to pay for a guy coming off of the bench.
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