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Charles Grant | Defensive Lineman

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/3/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 285
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (25) / NO

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Bears released DE Charles Grant.
Grant was signed earlier this month, but didn't appear in a game. Per beat writer Brad Biggs, the 32-year-old showed up to the Bears out of shape. The coaching staff has decided to roll with fourth-rounder Corey Wooten instead. Tue, Oct 19, 2010 12:59:00 PM

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Bears DE Charles Grant is not expected to face league discipline this season for his role in the StarCaps case.

Grant may however face discipline under the leagues' personal conduct policy after pleading no contest to charges of involuntary manslaughter in 2008. The troubled defensive end is coming off a stint with the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks.
Wed, Oct 6, 2010 09:01:00 AM

The NFL is looking into the possibility that newly signed Bears DE Charles Grant still faces discipline under the leagues' personal conduct policy.

Grant pleaded no contest to charges of involuntary manslaughter after a 2008 nightclub incident in which a woman was shot to death. If Grant ends up suspended after the Bears released Mark Anderson, they're really going to regret cutting Alex Brown loose.
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 06:36:00 PM

Bears signed free agent DE Charles Grant.

Grant was property of the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks, so he must have finagled his way out of that contract. The team's release of Mark Anderson suggests misgivings about letting Alex Brown go this offseason. The 32-year-old Grant enjoyed a strong camp with the Dolphins, only to be released on cut-down day.
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 03:15:00 PM is reporting that the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks have agreed to terms with DE Charles Grant.

Grant had a great training camp with the Dolphins, and just missed making the final 53-man roster. He had a possible four-game suspension looming in the NFL for the StarCaps situation.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 10:25:00 PM

Dolphins released DE Charles Grant and DE Marques Douglas.

The Fins have opted to go young behind starting defensive ends Kendall Langford and Jared Odrick, and No. 3 end Tony McDaniel. Grant showed in camp that he still has something left in the tank with multiple sacks. Douglas is a fine run stopper. Both veterans should find work fairly quickly.
Sun, Sep 5, 2010 03:49:00 PM

"Hardly a practice goes by that you don’t notice [Charles] Grant doing something special," notes the Palm Beach Post.

Grant recently recorded three sacks in a scrimmage, and his stock is clearly trending upward for the Dolphins. He's still making the transition to a 3-4 scheme, but it looks like he's a lock for the final 53 as a nickel pass rusher.
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 12:32:00 PM

Dolphins agreed to terms with DE Charles Grant on a two-year contract.

Grant, 32, lands in a 3-4 defense for the first time of his career. At about 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds, he has plenty of size to play in the scheme. The contract, however, likely isn't guaranteed. Look for Grant to battle Marques Douglas for one roster spot in an attempt to "replace" Phillip Merling.
Wed, Jul 28, 2010 09:51:00 PM

There are rumors that free agent DE Charles Grant might not be that passionate about football anymore, according to ESPN's Len Pasquarelli.

Grant is coming off a triceps tear at age 32, so no one is beating down his door. People close to Grant insist that he still wants to play, but he'll probably need an injury in camp to get a sniff.
Sat, Jul 3, 2010 09:02:00 AM

An involuntary manslaughter charge against free agent DE Charles Grant was dropped Friday in Early County (GA).

In exchange, Grant pleaded no contest to public fighting ("affray") and paid a $1,000 fine, in addition to serving one year of probation. He'll also pay $20,000 to the Early County Sheriff's Office for investigative costs. Grant has received no interest on the free agent market since being released by New Orleans in March. He is recovering from a torn triceps muscle.
Mon, May 10, 2010 01:42:00 PM

Free agent DE Charles Grant (triceps surgery) is targeting April 17 to be 100 percent.

He also said the Falcons, Panthers, and Titans are on his "wish list." Grant is smartly targeting left end-needy teams, but the 31-year-old will be a risky signing. He could still do well on a free agent market that's seen Jamal Williams, Aaron Kampman, and Kyle Vanden Bosch get severely overpaid.
Wed, Mar 10, 2010 01:41:00 PM

Saints released DE Charles Grant, LB Mark Simoneau, and OG Jamar Nesbit.

Grant began 2009 playing strong run defense, but tailed off badly toward midseason and was a complete non-factor from a pass-rushing standpoint before tearing his triceps in Week 17. The Rams showed interest in Grant two offseasons ago, but may no longer be interested due to his serious injury and scant production. Grant, 31, might struggle to pass physicals.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 06:34:00 PM

Saints beat reporter Jeff Duncan writes that he would be "surprised" if LE Charles Grant returns as a starter in 2010.

Grant has torn his triceps muscle in back-to-back years, hasn't topped six sacks since '04, and turns 32 before the season. In-house option Bobby McCray ideally isn't an every-down end, so this is a need area for the Saints.
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 02:34:00 PM

Saints DE Charles Grant is a candidate to be released if he doesn't accept a pay cut this offseason.

Grant, who turns 32 in September, is coming off a second major triceps injury in two years. His production has declined dramatically, and his 2010 salary jumps to $4M in 2010. With no cap this year, the Saints won't be penalized for releasing a player with four years left on his deal.
Thu, Feb 11, 2010 10:13:00 AM

Beat writer Jeff Duncan says he'll be surprised if LE Charles Grant is back with the Saints next season.

Duncan calls Grant the second-most overpaid player on the Saints, behind Reggie Bush. Grant is set to make $4 million in 2010, turns 32 in September and hasn't posted double-digit sacks since 2004 while dealing with injuries and significant off-the-field problems. We're not as pessimistic as Duncan about Grant's chances of returning, but he may be asked to take a pay cut.
Sun, Jan 10, 2010 10:05:00 AM