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Brent Grimes | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Shippensburg
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Bucs re-signed CB Brent Grimes to a one-year contract.'s Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth "up to" $10 million. Going on 35, Grimes missed three games with shoulder issues last season but remained effective when on the field. The wheels can fall off for corners at any given time, but Grimes should open 2018 as the Bucs' No. 1 corner. Mar 12 - 2:40 PM

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Impending free agent CB Brent Grimes said the Bucs would like to bring him back.

Grimes will turn 35 in July, but he is coming off yet another quality season. It is unlikely anyone offers multiple years of guaranteed money at his age, but Grimes is certainly worth bringing back and would likely get offers from contenders if he hits the open market.
Jan 1 - 1:18 PM

Buccaneers CB Brent Grimes (shoulder) is questionable for Week 10 against the Jets.

Despite the questionable tag, Grimes has practiced fully the last two days and should return against the Jets after sitting out Week 9 with a shoulder issue. Robert Ayers (ankle, calf), Demar Dotson (hamstring), Gerald McCoy (shoulder), Donovan Smith (knee) and J.R. Sweezy (knee) are also questionable for Sunday while Robert McClain (hamstring) is listed as doubtful.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 03:54:00 PM

Buccaneers CB Brent Grimes (shoulder) was upgraded to full practice on Thursday.

Grimes will be back in action Sunday against the Jets following a two-game absence. His return will likely push Ryan Smith back to the bench.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 04:50:00 PM

Bucs CB Brent Grimes (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday.

Grimes has missed the past two games. Being back on the field Wednesday suggests Grimes will be back on the field for Week 10 against Josh McCown and the Jets. Grimes is easily Tampa Bay's best cover corner.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 02:32:00 PM

Buccaneers LCB Brent Grimes (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Saints. TE Antony Auclair, C Joe Hawley, CB Deji Olatoye, DT Sealver Siliga, DE Darryl Tapp, and T Leonard Wester are also for Sunday's Week 9 game against the Saints.

Grimes has now missed two games in a row with a shoulder injury. This forces Tampa Bay to leave Vernon Hargreaves on the boundary against Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn. The Bucs are 21st in touchdown rate allowed to opposing passers and allow the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Buccaneers LCB Brent Grimes has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Saints.

This is the second game in a row that Grimes has missed. Drew Brees has a great matchup and should be able to pick apart the Bucs' secondary with ease.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 09:45:00 AM

The Bucs are "not sure" LCB Brent Grimes (shoulder) will be able to play this week.

Coach Dirk Koetter said Grimes is "improving," but he may not be ready to face the Saints. Drew Brees has a gorgeous Week 9 matchup against Tampa's sieve-like pass defense, which has struggled with and without Grimes on the field.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Bucs LCB Brent Grimes (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 8.

No. 2 CB Robert McClain (concussion) has also been ruled out, so the Bucs will be without their top-two cornerbacks against Cam Newton. Vernon Hargreaves will move back to outside corner after getting demoted last week, and the Bucs will have to dig into their depth to round out their nickel package. An elite corner in 2016, Grimes has struggled this season trying to play hurt.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 02:39:00 PM

Bucs LCB Brent Grimes (shoulder) is inactive for Week 3 against the Vikings.

The Bucs' defense is very banged up heading into Sunday's trip to Minnesota. Grimes likely would have covered Stefon Diggs on most of this game's plays. The rest of the Bucs' Week 3 inactives are DT Chris Baker, MLB Kwon Alexander, DE Jacquies Smith, OT Leonard Wester, C Joe Hawley, and TE Antony Auclair.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Buccaneers CB Brent Grimes needed 20 stitches to close a gash in his right shin.

Grimes suffered the injury early on in training camp and didn't suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars. His absence has opened up first-team reps for second-year corner Ryan Smith. The Bucs have been mum on Grimes' timetable, though we suspect he'll be ready for Week 1.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 01:29:00 PM

Bucs CB Brent Grimes said he considered retiring in the offseason and joining the NBA's developmental league.

Lol. Grimes hasn't played basketball competitively for 15-plus years and turns 34 next week. He and his wife, Miko, cover all sorts of topics in a sit-down interview with Sports Illustrated at the link below. One of the more entertaining couples in all of sports, it's worth a read on a slow summer day. In his first year with the Bucs last season, Grimes was Pro Football Focus' No. 1 overall corner out of 119 qualifiers.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 01:49:00 PM

Bucs CB Brent Grimes (quad) returned to practice Thursday.

Grimes sat out Wednesday after suffering a quad injury against the Chiefs last week. This practice gives him a decent shot to play against the Seahawks.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Buccaneers CB Brent Grimes left Sunday's Week 11 game against the Chiefs with a quad injury and is questionable to return.

Grimes made two tackles before exiting in the first quarter. Alterraun Verner will fill in with Grimes sidelined.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Bucs CB Brent Grimes (hamstring) practiced in full Saturday.

It is a good sign after Grimes was added to the injury report with a hamstring issue Friday. He was listed as questionable on the final report, but he should be good to go.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:06:00 AM

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