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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 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. Sep 24 - 11:39 AM

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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.
Aug 18 - 1:29 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.
Jul 12 - 1:49 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

Bucs CB Brent Grimes was added to the injury report as limited with a hamstring injury Friday.

It suggests he suffered the injury in practice. Mid-week additions are never good, but he should be fine for Monday night if he gets in some work Saturday. An already terrible secondary cannot afford to lose its best cover man.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 10:09:00 PM

Bucs signed CB Brent Grimes to a two-year, $13.5 million contract.

He can earn another $3 million through incentives. In related Grimes news, Brent's controversial wife has deleted her Twitter account. Turning 33 in July, Grimes' on-field play has fallen off the past two seasons, finishing No. 39 in PFF's 2014 cornerback ratings and No. 38 last year. Grimes was a top-ten cornerback in 2013. Grimes did continue to show playmaking ability, intercepting four passes to bring his total to 13 INTs over the past three years. Grimes is no longer a No. 1 NFL corner, but he is a passable No. 2 and a big upgrade in Tampa, where current free agent Sterling Moore was the Bucs' best cornerback in 2015. With Grimes off the market, Prince Amukamara, Casey Hayward, and Patrick Robinson are the top three free agent cornerbacks left.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports at least three NFL general managers have crossed CB Brent Grimes off their free agent board due to the behavior of his wife.

It's national news at this point that the behavior of Grimes' wife became toxic in Miami. She ripped players and Miami reporters publicly and was arrested at a Dolphins game in 2015. Other teams are aware and consequently shying away. Also working against Grimes' market value is his steep on-field decline. He looked washed up toward the end of last season and turns 33 in July.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Dolphins released CB Brent Grimes.

The move saves the Dolphins $6.5 million against the cap. After acquiring CB Byron Maxwell and his $9.7 million cap number from the Eagles, it was necessary for the Dolphins to cut Grimes. We're not sure there's much of a difference between the two, and Grimes may actually still be the better player despite turning 33 this summer. Grimes should land on his feet with a 2-3 year deal.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 03:50:00 PM's Rand Getlin expects Dolphins CB Brent Grimes to be released before the start of the new league year on Wednesday.

Grimes' release has been expected for a few days now, but for whatever reason, the Dolphins have yet to pull the trigger. Perhaps they're waiting for their Byron Maxwell acquisition to become official. Grimes is on the wrong side of 30 and has a spouse prone to feuds with the media, but is still a starting-caliber corner. He won't be on the market long if he gets cut loose.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 12:45:00 AM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero believes the behavior of Brent Grimes' wife is hurting her husband's trade value.

Grimes' wife was arrested during a Dolphins game last season and has persistently attacked Dolphins writers and fans on social media for the past two years. Her behavior was believed to be a major source of contention in the Dolphins' locker room in 2015. The Dolphins have been holding out hope that they can trade Grimes before the new league year begins Wednesday, but so far they've found no takers for a declining, aging cornerback with major baggage.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 10:43:00 AM

The Dolphins are expected to release LCB Brent Grimes.

It could be directly related to the Dolphins' rumored pursuit of Eagles CB Byron Maxwell. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Grimes has refused a pay cut. A bit of a headache off the field, Grimes' play slipped on it in 2015, though he was still an adequate starter. Undersized and going on 33, Grimes is due $7.8 million next season. Releasing him would free up $6.5 million in cap space.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 01:39:00 PM

The Miami Herald considers LCB Brent Grimes a candidate for a pay cut.

Grimes has been rumored as a potential cut due to his $9.5M cap charge. The Dolphins are desperate for cap space, but the only way they'd realistically entertain releasing Grimes were if he declined a pay-cut overture.
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 04:57:00 PM

New Dolphins DC Vance Joseph said he hopes CB Brent Grimes will be back in 2016.

"I hope," Joseph said. "He's still a corner who can compete with the best receivers in the league." Set to count $9.5 million against the cap, Grimes has been a rumored cut for the cap-strapped Dolphins. Miami lacks talent in the secondary, however, and Grimes remains clearly the team's best corner despite his inconsistent play.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 12:50:00 PM

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