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The move is official.
The Miami Dolphins announced Wednesday that they placed wide receiver Jakeem Grant on injured reserve and promoted Isaiah Ford to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
Grant, who caught 21 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns while also returning both a kickoff and punt return for touchdowns this season, injured his Achilles’ tendon during the Dolphins’ loss to the Green Bay Packers and underwent a minor surgery to repair the injury.
Ford, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, is the third new wide receiver on the Dolphins roster over the past few weeks, joining former Dallas Cowboy Brice Butler and fellow practice squad member Leonte Carroo. He has yet to make an appearance in an NFL game.
Miami’s six-man wide receiver corps as of Wednesday now looks like this: Danny Amendola, Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, Carroo, Butler and Ford. Amendola is likely to be limited at practice this week — if he practices at all — after suffering a knee injury in Miami’s 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Parker has also been dealing with a shoulder injury.
Grant is the second Dolphins receiver to go on season-ending IR this year, joining Albert Wilson. Also on IR for Miami: Tight end MarQueis Gray, offensive linemen Josh Sitton and Daniel Kilgore, defensive linemen Vincent Taylor and William Hayes, linebacker Chase Allen, cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, and quarterback Luke Falk.
The Dolphins filled their two practice squad vacancies by adding wide receiver Francis Owusu and safety Chris Lammons.