Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant has reportedly agreed to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, finding his future home. Hopefully for good, this time.
Ryan Grant failed his physical with the Baltimore Ravens shortly after signing a four-year deal worth $29 million there. However, after being cleared the very next day by an independent doctor, Grant was able to continue visiting teams. He ultimately landed with the Indianapolis Colts, per former Packers wide receiver James Jones.
Grant will join a receiving core that is relatively sparse, in terms of talent. T.Y. Hilton is a reliable deep threat, but aside from him, there are virtually no household names on the roster. Grant isn’t a one-step fix to that problem, but he will certainly help.
Grant was a very dependable player for the Washington Redskins in his short time in D.C. He never quite broke out, and there were years, when Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson were still with the team, that Grant all but disappeared.
In his final season with the Redskins, due to injuries in the receiving core, Ryan Grant stepped up and logged career numbers, accumulating 573 yards and four touchdowns on 45 receptions.
The Washington Redskins would have liked to bring Grant back, but as the Ravens’ initial deal showed, he was bound to be paid on the market. Unfortunately, Grant’s deal with the Ravens fell through due to a botched physical. But just days after being cast back out into the waters, Grant has been snatched up again. One would hope that he’ll at least get a decent payday with the Colts.
This signing by the Colts makes Grant’s failed physical with the Ravens only more suspicious. Grant’s signing, due to its inflated nature, was understandably met with a fierce negative response from Ravens fans. But that is no excuse for a team to turn their back on a player they’ve promised to keep. The Ravens have a lot of questions to answer, and hopefully, proper reparations will be paid to Grant, in the form of punishment for the offending party.
Now we know that former Washington Redskins receiver Ryan Grant is healthy. And he has a home. Based on the terms of the contract, the Washington Redskins could receive a compensatory pick from Grant, if they haven’t yet hit the maximum of four picks. Stay with us here at Riggo’s Rag, as we’ll keep you updated on all the latest developments in free agency.