The Chicago Bears added more speed to their offense.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the Miami Dolphins traded wide receiver Jakeem Grant to the Bears for a 2023 sixth-round pick, per sources informed of the situation. Chicago and Miami later announced the deal.
The trade thins out a deep receiver corps in Miami while the Dolphins saved a couple million in salary cap space.
Grant has two catches for minus-seven yards in four games this season. The shifty wideout also returns kicks and punts.
Adding Grant could help the Bears fill the void of a shifty playmaker they've lacked with Tarik Cohen beginning the season on the PUP list. With running back David Montgomery expected to miss 3-5 weeks, adding another player who can line up in multiple spots fills a need for the Bears.
Chicago has also failed to find a consistent WR3 alongside Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney this season. Grant could push Marquise Goodwin for snaps and should get a shot at a bigger role in Chicago than he was ever going to see in Miami.
In a corresponding move, the Bears released receiver/returner Nsimba Webster.