"I guess the last one in is the first to go," Grant told the Tribune. "I guess they were looking for something different. I appreciate them bringing me in, but I didn't even get a chance to get on the field."
"This is a business, and I know the (trade) deadline is today," Grant said. "I'm not knocking them at all. I just don't think I got a fair chance. But it is what it is."
The Bears didn't make a trade by the 4 p.m. ET deadline and called up rookie defensive end Barry Turner from the practice squad to fill Grant's roster spot.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.