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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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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. Nov 10 - 3:54 PM

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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.
Nov 9 - 4:50 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.
Nov 8 - 2:32 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.
Nov 5 - 11:37 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.
Nov 4 - 9:45 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.
Oct 30 - 4:19 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.
Oct 27 - 2:39 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.
Sep 24 - 11:39 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.
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

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