Officially, Buster Skrine’s forearm to Jakeem Grant went down as an illegal facemask.
But for Grant, it was more reminiscent of 1990s pro wrestling.
It was an old-fashion clothesline, the first time Grant had it happen to him since he was young.
“Probably when I was a little kid by my oldest brother when we were watching WWE,” Grant said. “That’s the first time. To have that happen again, I was just thinking about my big brother put WWE moves on me.”
Grant handled the incident with typical humor, but it’s fair to ask: Are opposing teams targeting Grant because of his size? He is generously listed as 5-foot-7, 169 pounds.
“Yeah, it was a dirty hit,” Grant said. “But I don’t think they’re trying to target me because of their size. I think they’re just trying to make a play. I gave him a good move. The only thing he could do was face-mask me or simply miss the tackle.”
Grant finished Sunday’s Dolphins with 114 all-purpose yards on seven touches.