Larry Grant LB CLE 6 Months

Browns signed LB Larry Grant.

A six-year veteran, Grant was suspended for the first four games of 2013 for violating the league's PED policy. He ended up appearing in two games for the Bears before getting waived. Still only 29, Grant could crack the Browns' 53-man roster as a core special teamer, but is a long-shot.

Larry Grant LB CLE Aug 27 '79

Bears waived LB Larry Grant.

Grant was signed in Week 8 and appeared in two games on special teams. The Bears signed DE Cheta Ozougwi from the practice squad to take his spot on the active roster.

Larry Grant LB CLE Aug 08 '79

Bears signed LB Larry Grant.

Grant was suspended for the first four games of the year for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He can definitely slide in as a core special teamer and quality depth at linebacker.

Larry Grant LB CLE Jan 28 '79

NFL suspended free agent LB Larry Grant four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

This may explain Grant's cold free-agent market, although he wasn't expected to have a robust one in the first place. The 28-year-old is a fine special teams player and quality backup. Grant recently visited the Chiefs and Patriots, but he won't be eligible to return until Week 5.

Larry Grant LB CLE Jan 27 '79

Free agent LB Larry Grant worked out for the Patriots on Thursday.

Grant, 28, appeared in all 16 games for the 49ers last season, but played just 21 defensive snaps as a backup to Parick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. He'd fill a special teams and occasional nickel linebacker role if signed by the Pats.

Larry Grant LB CLE Jan 23 '79

The Chiefs visited with free agent ILB Larry Grant this week.

It's the first known interest he's received this offseason. Grant was a non-factor with the 49ers last season and surprisingly played just 21 snaps on defense. He could struggle to find a team willing to take a chance on him.

Larry Grant LB CLE Nov 18 '78

CSN Bay Area doesn't expect the 49ers to re-sign free agent ILB Larry Grant.

Larry Grant LB CLE Jan 25 '78

49ers re-signed restricted free agent ILB Larry Grant to a one-year, $1.26 million contract.

Grant drew surprisingly little interest after being tendered at the original-round (in his case, seventh) level. Grant acquitted himself well as a starter last December when Patrick Willis missed three games with a hamstring injury, and finished 2011 with 39 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. He'll be an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

Larry Grant LB CLE Dec 18 '77

49ers reportedly placed an original, seventh-round tender on restricted free agent ILB Larry Grant.

The original-round tender comes with a salary of approximately $1.26 million. The other option was a second-round tender at $1.92 million. In saving $700,000, the Niners stand a good chance to lose Grant for the price of just a seventh-round pick. He more than held his own as a fill-in for Patrick Willis in December.

Larry Grant LB CLE Nov 11 '77

Updating a previous item, 49ers ILB Larry Grant is scheduled to be a restricted free agent this offseason.

Grant has been in the NFL for four years, but only three of them were "accrued" because he was on the Rams' 53-man roster for fewer than six games as a rookie in 2008. Grant flashed promise in spot starts for Patrick Willis down the 2011 stretch. He may draw some interest if the Niners give him an "original pick" tender. Grant was St. Louis' seventh-round pick in 2008.