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Ryan Grant | Wide Receiver | #14

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 5 (142) / WAS
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Coach Jay Gruden said third-year WR Ryan Grant has had a "great camp" at OTAs.
Gruden noted Grant's crazy work ethic and precise route-running chops. With Josh Doctson (foot) and DeSean Jackson (voluntary) sitting out practices, Grant has been getting increased reps with the first- and second-team offenses. He's expected to open the season as Washington's No. 5 receiver. Jun 10 - 12:52 PM

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ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes Ryan Grant will open the year as the team's No. 5 receiver.

That puts him behind DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, rookie Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder. That doesn't even include tight end Jordan Reed, who led the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns last season. Slow and not particularly big, Grant has no role on the Redskins and may even be on the roster bubble.
Source: ESPN.com
May 13 - 3:59 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Ryan Grant is an "excellent receiver."

"I feel really strongly about Ryan Grant," Gruden said. "I think he’s an excellent receiver just waiting for his opportunity to be a starter." The comments are interesting. Grant did get opportunity while DeSean Jackson was sidelined last season, and he responded with just 16 catches in six games. Grant is a solid route runner with good hands, but he is nothing special athletically and has not made the most of his opportunities. He will likely stay buried on the depth chart.
Mar 1 - 9:11 AM

Ryan Grant absorbed all three of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 7 win over the Buccaneers.

Grant hauled in a three-yard touchdown early in the third quarter and opened the next drive with a 32-yard gain but was quiet aside from that. The touchdown was the first of his career. Grant will continue to function as the No. 3 receiver behind starters Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder. He’ll slide even further down the depth chart when DeSean Jackson returns from a strained hamstring.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 05:57:00 PM

Ryan Grant caught 5-of-7 targets for 45 yards Week 4 against the Eagles.

Grant started in place of Andre Roberts, who was inactive after Jay Gruden criticized him for drops last week. Ironically, both of Grant's missed connections were drops. Despite the shaky hands against Philadelphia, Grant is a reliable underneath receiver who should retain a tertiary role in the passing offense all season. After four games, Grant is on pace for 456 yards on 44 catches.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Ryan Grant caught 3-of-6 targets for 45 yards in the Redskins' Week 2 win over the Rams.

Grant got the start in place of an injured DeSean Jackson and finished tied for second on the team in targets behind Pierre Garcon. A fine route-runner and technician, Grant doesn't stretch the field or have the big-play ability of Jackson, but can move the chains. He'll be a WR5 in Week 3 at the Giants.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 04:58:00 PM

Ryan Grant is the Redskins' starting wide receiver opposite Pierre Garcon in Week 2 against St. Louis.

Grant is getting the nod in place of DeSean Jackson, and may for the foreseeable future. D-Jax has a strained hamstring and will miss 3-4 weeks. Grant is a polished route runner but lacks an ideal size-speed combo. He's worth a look as a minimum-priced punt play on DFS sites, though Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed are likely to remain Washington's target monsters.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Ryan Grant caught five passes for 64 yards in the Redskins' third preseason game.

Grant led the team with eight targets and could have had a bigger night had Kirk Cousins been more accurate on a couple throws. Grant is a good route runner with sure hands, but he is buried on the depth chart.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Coach Jay Gruden called second-year WR Ryan Grant the Redskins' "best pure route runner" at wideout.

Gruden acknowledged the "only issue" for Grant is playing time; he's behind Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson on the depth chart, and that isn't gonna change. Grant could be a name to consider if something happened to Garcon.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said WR Ryan Grant could see more playing time this season.

"Ryan Grant, he’s awesome, man. He really is. He runs every route exactly like you tell him to," Gruden said. "He doesn’t make any mental mistakes. Plays like a 10-year veteran." The Redskins limited Grant to 187 rookie-year snaps, but have been talking up his development. Grant is Washington’s No. 4 receiver behind Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, and Andre Roberts.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 05:15:00 PM

ESPN Redskins blogger John Keim believes Ryan Grant "has a ways to go" to be anything other than a fourth receiver.

A 2014 fifth-round pick, Grant played just 187 snaps despite being active for all 16 games as a rookie. He'll enter 2015 no higher than Washington's No. 4 receiver. Grant isn't a candidate for a second-year leap.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Ryan Grant caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

A fifth-round rookie, Grant ended up catching just seven passes despite being active for all 16 games. A slight 6-foot-0, 193 pounds, Grant won't be a realistic candidate for a sophomore leap.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Redskins WR Ryan Grant was held without a catch on one target in Washington's Week 4 loss to the Giants.

Grant now has just one target over his past two games, and has been held without a catch in 3-of-4 contests. He's miles from re-draft relevance.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 12:45:00 AM

Ryan Grant caught five passes for 57 yards in Sunday's Week 2 blowout of the Jaguars.

Grant played in all three-wide sets as an outside receiver following DeSean Jackson's first-quarter shoulder injury. The fifth-round rookie, who was one of the revelations of Redskins camp, impressed with really strong hands on some tough sideline catches. Grant clearly had some chemistry with fellow backup Kirk Cousins, who came on in relief of Robert Griffin III (ankle). Grant will be on the WR4/5 radar against the Eagles next week if Jackson sits.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Fifth-round WR Ryan Grant has been a "surprise standout" at Redskins camp.

"I love watching him run routes," said beat man John Keim. "He's very fluid in and out of breaks and does well selling fakes with his body lean and the crispness of his cuts." The problem is that Grant goes 6'0/199, is slow by NFL wideout standards and may have trouble getting off jams. His ceiling is as a possession slot receiver.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Rob Kelley
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Matt Jones
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Rashad Ross
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Josh Doctson
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Niles Paul
4Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
LG1Shawn Lauvao
2Spencer Long
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins