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Dolphins and Return Specialist Jakeem Grant Agree to 4-Year Extension

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 7:  Jakeem Grant #19 of the Miami Dolphins dives for a touchdown after returning a punt 70 yards during the second quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins v Cincinnati Bengals | Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins have one the game's best kick returners in Jakeem Grant, and they just locked him up for the foreseeable future.

The Dolphins and Grant agreed to a four-year extension that will keep Grant in Miami through the 2023 NFL season.

Grant was only due to earn a base salary of $720,000, and while the terms of his new deal are yet to be released, it's likely that he's getting a significant pay raise.

In 2018, Grant returned one punt and one kick for touchdowns, with his kick return being a 102-yard score.

The receiver also logged 21 receptions last season, picking up 268 yards and scoring twice. While he's not a mainstay in the aerial attack, he makes the most of his opportunities, averaging 12.8 yards per reception.

Perhaps we'll see more of Grant in the Dolphins' passing game in 2019 after he inked his new contract. He has four career receiving touchdowns and has seen his target share rise in each of the past two seasons.

Grant has yet to feature in the preseason as he's dealing with a hamstring injury but he's since returned to practice and is looking to feature in Week 3.