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Ryan Grant | Wide Receiver | #14

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 5 (142) / WAS
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Ryan Grant snared one-of-two targets for 11 yards Sunday in the Redskins' Week 2 win over the Rams.
He saved his best (and only) catch for last, hauling in the go-ahead touchdown from Kirk Cousins with 1:49 remaining. Grant drew six targets last week while Jamison Crowder was hampered by a hip injury but obviously didn't play as large a role with Crowder closer to full strength this week. He's best left on the waiver wire. Sep 17 - 9:25 PM

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Ryan Grant caught 4-of-6 targets for 61 yards in the Redskins' Week 1 loss to the Eagles.

With Jamison Crowder battling a hip issue and Josh Doctson not ready to contribute, Grant worked as the No. 2 receiver at times. He's a clear favorite of coach Jay Gruden and the staff. Grant's big gain of 34 yards came on a nice screen play. Grant is more of a WR6 who doesn't have much upside.
Sep 10 - 5:38 PM

Ryan Grant will take over as the Redskins' slot receiver if Jamison Crowder (hip) can't play in Week 1.

In this scenario, Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson would be Washington's top perimeter wideouts with Grant inside. The slot role can be highly productive in the Redskins' offense, but Grant has caught just 39 passes across 48 career games.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 8 - 1:58 PM

Ryan Grant caught 2-of-4 targets for seven yards in the Redskins' second preseason game.

The stat line is not notable, but it is newsworthy Grant got the start even with Josh Doctson healthy -- the sophomore did not see a target until the end of the first half. Doctson should eventually jump into the starting lineup, but it may not happen before Week 1.
Aug 19 - 9:39 PM

Redskins WRs coach Ike Hilliard continued to talk up fourth-year WR Ryan Grant at the start of training camp.

The Redskins had a rift over Grant when Scot McCloughan was still GM; McCloughan preferred speedier, more athletic Rashad Ross, while Grant was a coaches' pet and remains so. "I'm easily Ryan Grant's biggest fan," said Hilliard. "He's always been our best pure route runner out of everyone, even with Pierre (Garcon) and DJax (DeSean Jackson) here." Grant worked ahead of first-round pick Josh Doctson throughout Redskins OTAs and minicamp.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 25 - 10:37 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Ryan Grant is the team's "most consistent" wide receiver.

"Without a doubt, as a far as being able to line up everywhere, run the routes exactly how we want them at the right depth coming out of them," Gruden continued. "Hopefully he’ll get more opportunities." Grant worked with the first-team during the offseason program ahead of 2016 first-rounder Josh Doctson, and this helps explain why. That said, Gruden had similarly great things to say about Grant at this time last year before the receiver saw just 19 targets. Doctson remains the favorite to win the No. 3 job.
Jun 19 - 10:06 AM

Redskins WR Ryan Grant caught nine passes for 76 yards in 2016.

Grant was active for all 16 games, but couldn't carve out a role on offense. Even with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon headed for free agency, Grant is unlikely to be ticketed for a bigger role in 2017.
Jan 1 - 8:25 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 12:52:00 PM

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
Fri, May 13, 2016 03:59:00 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.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 09:11:00 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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
RB1Rob Kelley
2Chris Thompson
3Samaje Perine
4Mack Brown
GLB1Rob Kelley
2Samaje Perine
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Rob Kelley
WR11Terrelle Pryor
2Josh Doctson
3Brian Quick
WR21Jamison Crowder
2Ryan Grant
WR31Ryan Grant
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Niles Paul
4Jeremy Sprinkle
LT1Trent Williams
2Ty Nsekhe
LG1Shawn Lauvao
C1Spencer Long
2Chase Roullier
RG1Brandon Scherff
RT1Morgan Moses
2Tyler Catalina
K1Dustin Hopkins