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Brent Grimes | Defensive Back

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Shippensburg
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Dolphins LCB Brent Grimes is inactive for Week 10 against the Eagles because of an illness.
Grimes wasn't on the injury report because the issue didn't pop up until Saturday evening. Jamar Taylor will start opposite Brice McCain. It's a massive concern for the dumpster-fire Dolphins. Nov 15 - 12:04 PM

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Dolphins declared LCB Brent Grimes inactive for Week 10 against the Eagles.

No explanation has been given. Jamar Taylor is starting in Grimes' place. Grimes was not on the injury report. It's a huge boost for Sam Bradford, and ominous news for a Dolphins defense that was already falling apart. Miami is in danger of getting buried in Philadelphia. Also inactive for the Dolphins are LB Spencer Paysinger, C Sam Brenner, OT Ulrick John, RT Ja'Wuan James, TE Matt Hazel and TE Brandon Williams.
Nov 15 - 11:36 AM

Dolphins LCB Brent Grimes (MCL sprain) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

Grimes appears on track to return coming out of Miami's bye. MCL sprains are typically multi-week injuries, but Grimes had nearly two weeks off following a Week 4 loss to the Jets in London. While the rest of the Dolphins' defense has underachieved, Grimes is playing his usual stout coverage at left corner.
Oct 14 - 10:01 PM

Dolphins LCB Brent Grimes suffered a sprained MCL in the Week 4 loss to the Jets.

He didn't practice Wednesday and could be sidelined anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The only competent corner on Miami's roster, Grimes' loss would be a big one. Luckily for the Dolphins, it's their bye week, giving Grimes another 11 days to get ready for Week 6. He's PFF's No. 21 cover corner.
Oct 7 - 5:02 PM

Dolphins LCB Brent Grimes (knee) will not return to Sunday's Week 4 game against the Jets.

Grimes was getting lit up by Brandon Marshall before he went out. Jamar Taylor is in at left corner.
Oct 4 - 11:40 AM

Brent Grimes left Sunday's game against the Jets with a right knee injury and is questionable to return.

Grimes came up lame covering Brandon Marshall on a quick screen pass and limped off the field. He looked to be in a fair amount of pain and wasn't wearing his helmet on the sideline. Jamar Taylor is next up on Miami's cornerback depth chart.
Oct 4 - 10:20 AM

Dolphins re-signed CB Brent Grimes to a four-year, $32 million contract.

Grimes, who got $16 million guaranteed, won't be hitting the market. It's a major score for new GM Dennis Hickey, who retains a shutdown corner a year and a half after Jeff Ireland traded Vontae Davis away. Grimes was PFF's No. 2 corner last season and Davis was No. 3. We're expecting a lot of the guaranteed money to be paid up front thanks to Grimes' age (he'll turn 31 in July), but it's a well-deserved haul. Last season, Grimes tied for 11th in interceptions with four, sixth in pass breakups with 16 and allowed a mere 66.3 passer rating with zero touchdowns when targeted. He was our No. 1 free agent corner.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 10:07:00 AM

A league source tells that the Dolphins are not expected to place the franchise tag on free agent CB Brent Grimes before Monday's 4PM ET deadline.

PFT reports, however, that "it's currently believed to be more likely than not" that Grimes is re-signed by Miami. In other words, it sounds like the sides are in the midst of positive multi-year contract talks. By avoiding using the $11.834 million tag on Grimes, the Dolphins would save salary cap space as well as retain arguably their best defensive player from last season. It would be a positive first move by rookie GM Dennis Hickey.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 10:26:00 PM

GM Dennis Hickey is "optimistic" the Dolphins will re-sign free agent Brent Grimes.

Hickey's comments come three days after Grimes said he was "pretty optimistic" he'd be back. The Miami Herald reported earlier this week that talks were going in circles, but where there's a will, there's usually a way. The market's top corner has an excellent shot at staying in Miami.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 05:25:00 PM

The Miami Herald terms free agent Brent Grimes' contract talks with the Dolphins as "ongoing and ongoing and ongoing."

In other words, the sides are going in circles. Grimes said Monday he's "pretty optimistic" he'll re-sign with the Dolphins, but it sounds like there's plenty of work to do before March 11. A priority for Miami, Grimes would have a strong claim to "top corner available" if he reaches the open market.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Free agent CB Brent Grimes is "pretty optimistic" he'll re-sign with the Dolphins.

"They said they like me here and want to have me back," Grimes said. "Hopefully, it happens sooner than later, and I don’t have to worry about it." Grimes also said the sides haven't discussed the franchise tag. Rotoworld's top ranked free-agent corner, Grimes checks in at No. 8 overall on Evan Silva's Free Agent Top 150.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 04:10:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the franchise tag is not a realistic option for free agent CB Brent Grimes.

Tagging Grimes would cost the Dolphins $11.3 million. Grimes will turn 31 in July and wants no part of the franchise tag in an effort to land one more long-term, big-money deal, as he's coming off one of the best seasons of his career. The Dolphins can't afford to lose Grimes. He was arguably their best defensive player in 2013 and is our No. 1 free-agent corner.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 10:23:00 AM

Impending free agent CB Brent Grimes reiterated that he doesn't want to be franchise tagged by the Dolphins.

A franchise tag "is not what anybody wants," he said. An extension makes sense for both parties, but the Dolphins won't hesitate tag Grimes if a long-term deal can't be hammered out. The soon-to-be 31-year-old is coming off an outstanding season and is looking to cash in. He's our No. 1 overall free agent corner. The Dolphins would be silly to let Grimes get away. The franchise number for corners is projected at $11.2 million. Miami has a boatload of cap space.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014 07:14:00 PM

The Miami Herald expects the Dolphins to retain impending free agent Brent Grimes, either via a multi-year deal or the franchise tag.

Grimes has said he doesn't want to be franchise tagged, but it would make a lot of sense for the Dolphins if a reasonable extension can't be hammered out. Going on 31, Grimes is unlikely to be reasonable as he pursues what could be his last big payday. A lucrative two-year deal that includes at least some guaranteed money in 2015 could make the most sense for both sides.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Impending free agent Brent Grimes said he doesn't want to be franchise tagged.

Grimes signed a one-year, $5.5 million "prove it" deal with the Dolphins last March as he came off a torn Achilles' tendon. He proceeded to shine, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 overall corner while playing on virtually every snap in all 16 games. Grimes will turn 31 in July, but he's one of the top free agents available. The Dolphins won't want to let him walk for nothing, so a multi-year deal would make sense for both sides. "I like it here. I like the coaches, I like the players and it's a good team," Grimes said. Since he's been franchise tagged before (while with Atlanta), his number will be higher than the standard rate for corners.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:12:00 AM

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