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Brent Grimes | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Shippensburg
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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. Mar 11 - 1:18 PM

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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.
Mar 10 - 11:00 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.
Mar 9 - 3:50 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.
Mar 9 - 12:45 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.
Mar 8 - 10:43 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.
Mar 7 - 1:39 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.
Feb 13 - 4:57 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.
Jan 28 - 12:50 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 12:04:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 11:36:00 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.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 10:01:00 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.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 05:02:00 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.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:40:00 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.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 10:20:00 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

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