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Falcons' Richie Grant: Strong 2023 campaign
Grant (neck) finished 2023 with 103 tackles (37 solo), six pass defenses, 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception in 17 appearances.
Grant, a 2021 second-round pick, was a regular starter for a second straight season and has recorded back-to-back 100-tackle campaigns. In 2023, Grant notched his first three sacks of his career and recorded his third interception over the last two seasons. He lost some snaps over the final couple of weeks to DeMarcco Hellams but appeared in all 17 games and finished strong with a 10-tackle performance, including a sack, in Week 18. The addition of Jessie Bates didn't negatively impact Grant's production, and the duo figures to be back in 2024, though Grant is entering the final year of his rookie deal and may have to fend off Hellams for playing time.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Nursing neck injury
Grant (neck) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Amna Subhan of the Falcons' official site reports.
Grant tied for the team lead in defensive snaps at safety in Week 9, so it's not immediately obvious when he picked up the neck issue. Either way, he'll probably need to practice in full Thursday or Friday to avoid carrying an injury designation into the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Another solid game
Grant recorded nine tackles (six solo) and one pass defense during Sunday's 28-23 loss to the Titans.
Grant has recorded at least eight tackles and one pass defense in back-to-back games. He has 52 total stops through eight appearances, putting him on pace for a second consecutive 100-tackle season.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Gets first pick of season
Grant recorded eight tackles (five solo) and an interception in Sunday's 16-13 win at the Buccaneers.
Grant put himself back on pace for 100-plus tackles on the season in Week 7, and to highlight his day, he made a good read to log a crucial interception with less than four minutes to play. Atlanta will go on the road to face a struggling Titans offense in Week 8.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Season-high 11 stops
Grant recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) during Sunday's 23-7 loss to Jacksonville.
Grant posted a team- and season-high tackle tally during the loss. The second-year starter has been overshadowed by newcomer Jessie Bates to start 2023, but Grant is coming off a 123-tackle season and already has 28 stops through four games this year. Grant's tackle numbers afford fantasy mangers a solid fantasy floor, but he's yet to record a turnover this season. Last season, he had two picks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery across 17 games.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Modest production in win
Grant recorded four tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 25-24 win over the Packers.
It wasn't a prolific day for Atlanta's defense, as the offense was on the field for most of the game (82 offensive snaps to just 50 defensive). However, Grant still made some nice open-field tackles and is off to a strong start in 2023, totaling 11 tackles (six solo) and one pass defense while playing 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Productive season as starter
Grant posted 123 tackles (70 solo), seven pass defenses, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery across 17 appearances during the 2022 campaign.
After a modest rookie season, Grant, a 2021 second-round pick, won the starting free-safety job during training camp and went on to submit his first 100-tackle campaign in 2022. He posted at least five stops in all but one game (Week 7 against Cincinnati) and notched the first two interceptions of his career. Grant has two years remaining on his rookie deal and figures to be a core piece of Atlanta's secondary in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Ties team high with nine tackles
Grant posted nine tackles (four solo) and blocked a punt during Sunday's 20-19 win over Arizona.
Grant tied Isaiah Oliver with a team-high nine tackles and blocked a punt in the second quarter, which preluded a five-yard touchdown run from Cordarrelle Patterson. Across 16 games, Grant has accumulated 116 tackles, seven pass defenses and two interceptions while playing nearly every single defensive snap.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Team-high 10 tackles in loss
Grant posted 10 tackles (seven solo) during Saturday's 17-9 loss to the Ravens.
Grant led the team in stops and notched his third double-digit tackle performance of the campaign. The 2021 second-round pick has yet to miss a game this season, totaling a career-high 107 tackles, seven pass defenses and two interceptions in his first year as a full-time starter.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Nine tackles in loss
Grant totaled nine tackles (four solo), including one for loss, during Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Steelers.
Grant finished second on the team in stops behind Rashaan Evans (15) and fell one short of his third double-digit tackle performance of the campaign. Across 13 appearances, the second-year safety has totaled 91 tackles, seven pass defenses and two interceptions while playing nearly every defensive snap.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Eight tackles, two pass deflections
Grant recorded eight tackles (three solo) and two pass deflections in Thursday's 25-15 loss to Carolina.
Grant was busy again Thursday, registering at least eight tackles for the third time this year while also playing a season-high 16 snaps on special teams. Additionally, the safety was able to get a finger on a couple passes, raising his pass-deflection total to seven on the season. Grant has compiled 70 tackles, seven pass deflections and two interceptions while playing in all 10 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Season-high 11 stops in loss
Grant recorded 11 tackles (five solo) and one interception during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.
Grant recorded a season-high 11 tackles, finishing second on the team behind Rashaan Evans (12), and notched his second interception of the campaign, which he returned for 10 yards. The second-year safety has flourished in his first season as a full-time starter, recording 62 tackles, five pass defenses and two interceptions across the first nine games of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Richie Grant: Seven tackles in Week 5
Grant recorded seven tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 21-15 loss to Tampa Bay.
Grant burst onto the scene with 10 tackles during the season opener and has recorded at least five stops in each game since, giving him 35 total across five appearances. The 2021 second-round pick is flourishing in his first year as a full-time starter and will look to continue his hot start to the campaign against the 49ers in Week 6.... See More ... See Less
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