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Brent Grimes | Defensive Back

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: Shippensburg
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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. Mar 3 - 10:07 AM

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A league source tells Profootballtalk.com 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.
Mar 2 - 10:26 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.
Feb 27 - 5:25 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.
Feb 25 - 4:18 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.
Feb 24 - 4:10 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.
Feb 21 - 10:23 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.
Feb 10 - 7:14 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.
Jan 15 - 2:16 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

Dolphins LCB Brent Grimes (groin), NT Paul Soliai (ankle) and RCB Nolan Carroll (knee) all participated in the portion of Tuesday's practice open to the media.

Miami got majorly banged up in Sunday's win over the Patriots, but appears to have avoided serious injury with all three of its critical defenders. Grimes has already insisted he's "fine," and hinted he'll suit up for Week 16 against the Bills.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Dolphins LCB Brent Grimes says he's "fine" after missing the end of Sunday's win over the Patriots with a groin injury.

It appears Grimes' fourth-quarter removal was precautionary, though it's still a concern he wasn't able to play on the final few series in a white-knuckle, must-win game for the Dolphins. Grimes should be considered questionable for Week 16 until further notice.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Dolphins LCB Brent Grimes was forced from Miami's Week 15 game against the Patriots with an undisclosed injury.

Grimes was never announced with an injury, but missed a majority of the fourth quarter. With Nolan Carroll (knee) also sidelined, Miami got absolutely picked apart by Tom Brady. Grimes was spotted walking around on the sideline, so he appears to have avoided a truly serious injury.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Dolphins LCB Brent Grimes was a full participant at the first practice of training camp Sunday.

After missing all but one game in 2012 with a torn Achilles' tendon, Grimes is all systems go and that's terrific news for Miami's secondary. Richard Marshall is running as the first-team right corner. Dimitri Patterson is the slot cornerback.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 11:45:00 AM

According to the Miami Herald, "nobody was more impressive" in Dolphins OTAs than Brent Grimes, who showed "no ill effects" from his torn Achilles' tendon.

Per reporter Barry Jackson, Grimes' showing is one reason the Dolphins feel "much" better about their cornerback situation than they did at the end of 2012. According to Jackson, Grimes "surpassed the Dolphins’ expectations," and has displayed a "knack for knocking away passes and not allowing Mike Wallace to dominate when they were matched up." Grimes will have to live up to his offseason hype for the Dolphins to adequately replace Sean Smith.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 10:43:00 PM

Dolphins CB Brent Grimes says he's "fully back" from his torn Achilles' tendon.

Grimes is confirming what the Miami Herald reported late last month. The Dolphins can only hope it's an accurate assessment, as they'll be in major trouble if Grimes doesn't return to at least some approximation of his pre-injury form. GM Jeff Ireland's extravagantly-expensive master plan has little room for error, and will depend on extremely good injury fortune.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 12:56:00 PM

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