3 Former Browns Still Unemployed as OTAs Arrive

Which former Browns players are still looking for jobs deep into the offseason?
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2. Jakeem Grant, WR

When he's played, Jakeem Grant has made it to three straight Pro Bowls and four straight All-Pro teams.

The problem?

He hasn't played since the 2021 season. Even with that in mind, whenever this guy is healthy, he could start getting calls from NFL teams rather quickly because Grant didn't make the Pro Bowl and wasn't named 2nd-team All-Pro for his abilities as a wide receiver, but as a return specialist.

And with the NFL adopting a new kickoff rule that favors the return specialist, Grant's career could be given second life.

Again, assuming he's able to stay healthy.

While he was at his peak, Grant racked up over 5,100 total return yards and six total return touchdowns. He proved himself to be a pretty effective offensive weapon at times as well. The crazy thing is, Grant was doing this when the NFL was trying to kill the kickoff return play. For player safety, the league has done just about everything in its power to eliminate those high-speed collisions.

Now, there's new life given to the kickoff return game, which means there's new life for a free agent like Jakeem Grant. He's going to have to work out for teams and prove he can stay on the field, but he'll be an intriguing name to watch the remainder of the 2024 offseason.