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Rookie Janarion Grant grateful for shot at returning kicks and punts for Ravens

Rookie Janarion Grant grateful for shot at returning kicks and punts for Ravens

Two days before the Ravens’ second preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams, Janarion Grant committed a major faux pas.

In a joint practice Tuesday with Los Angeles, the rookie wide receiver and return specialist evaded the Rams’ coverage unit and took a punt to the end zone. But before he crossed the goal line, Grant taunted the opposing team with the football, which earned him an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and a very public tongue-lashing from special teams coordinator and associate head coach Jerry Rosburg.

Despite the error, Grant lined up as the Ravens’ primary punt returner in Thursday night’s 33-7 victory, and the undrafted free agent out of Rutgers was...

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