Charles Grant Speaker Profile
Defensive End in the NFL
Charles Grant Biography
Charles Grant was born September 3, 1978 and is an Americanfootball defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the NewOrleans Saints in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played collegefootball at Georgia.
Grant has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins, OmahaNighthawks and Chicago Bears.
Grant was drafted by the Saints with the 25th pick overall in the 2002 NFLDraft. Grant's seven sacks in 2002 were the fourth-highest total for a Saintsrookie, and he recorded 20.5 sacks from 2003-04. He was the second of twofirst-round picks (25th overall) for New Orleans in 2002, following widereceiver Donte' Stallworth (13th overall). He finished second with seven sacksfor minus-40 yards, 36 tackles (32 solo), two passes defensed, four forcedfumbles and one fumble recovery. Appeared in 16 games and started six at LDE.Finished tied for 20th in the NFC with seven sack total. Grant got a six-yearextension with the Saints on July 27, 2002. After showing glimpses of his vastpotential as a rookie, Grant came through with a big season and started all 16games in 2003. He led the team with 10 sacks and three forced fumbles, and ledthe defensive line with 53 tackles (39 solo). He started all 16 contests forthe second-straight season in 2004 and paced the defensive line with 113tackles (69 solo) while posting a career-high 10.5 sacks. He also posted hisfirst career interception. In 2005, hppeared in all 16 contests, starting 14games at RDE, recording 62 tackles (44 solo), 2.5 sacks, two passes defensedand a fumble recovery. He bounced back from a relatively subpar seasonin 2006with 6 sacks and 64 tackles (49 solo) in 16 games. He also collected 3 forcedfumbles with 2 recoveries and 6 passes defensed. 2007 was Grant's worst seasonas a pro statistically, as he appeared in 14 of 16 games and compiled only 2.5sacks to go along with 48 tackles (39 solo). He also chipped in with 2 passesdefensed. Grant underwent surgery on a torn ligament in his left ankle the2007-2008 offseason. Grant apparently injured his ankle on October 28, 2007 butwas able to return after missing two games. The severity of the injury wasknown by the Saints, but never discussed with the media, and Grant admitted thathe wasn't as sharp after the injury. On December 2, 2008, he received afour-game suspension for use of a diuretic, which can be used a masking agentfor steroid use. It is believed that the diuretic was found in a weight-losssupplement that he had been taking. Charles Grant was due to be suspended forthe first 4 games of the Saints' 2009 season, but the league has delayedsuspension pending the outcome of a filed litigation by Kevin Williams and PatWilliams of the Minnesota Vikings, who were also accused for using the samediuretic. After starting at left defensive end throughout the regular season,he went on injured reserve for the playoffs with a torn triceps. (Henevertheless received a Super Bowl ring in recognition of his role in theSaints' championship season) Grant was released by the Saints on March 5, 2010.
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