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21 Brent Grimes CB
Height/Weight: 5-10/190 | Birthdate: 7/19/1983 | Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA | Team: Miami | College: Shippensburg | NFL Experience: 8 | Owned/Started%: 7/5
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Brent Grimes gets $16 million guaranteed


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) The four-year contract signed by Dolphins corner Brent Grimes is worth $32 million, including $16 million guaranteed, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Dolphins re-sign Brent Grimes to four-year deal


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) The Dolphins re-signed top cornerback Brent Grimes to a four-year contract, reports the Miami Herald. Grimes, 30, had 60 tackles, four interceptions and 16 passes defensed last season.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Had the Dolphins slapped the franchise tag on Grimes, they would have owed him $11.8 million for 2014.


Brent Grimes not expected to get franchise tag


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/3/2014) The Dolphins have to decide Monday if they want to place the franchise tag on cornerback Brent Grimes or let him become a free agent, reports ESPN.

The report says the Dolphins can use the one-year franchise tag before the afternoon deadline at $11.5 million. Or they can attempt to sign him to a long-term extension before he hits the open market.

According to Pro Football Talk, Grimes is not expected to get the franchise tag, but he is likely to stay with the Dolphins on a long-term deal.


Dolphins 'optimistic' they'll re-sign Brent Grimes


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey told WMEN-640 that he's “optimistic” Miami will re-sign top cornerback Brent Grimes, reports the Miami Herald. Monday is the deadline to use the franchise tag.

That will be an option if Grimes and the Dolphins can't reach an agreement.


Brent Grimes 'pretty optimistic' about long-term deal


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Cornerback Brent Grimes said he's "pretty optimistic" he'll reach a contract agreement with the Dolphins before the franchise tag deadline a week away, reports the Miami Herald.

“They said they like me here and want to have me back," Grimes told the paper. "Hopefully, it happens sooner than later, and I don’t have to worry about it.” Grimes said the team has not discussed slapping him with the tag, and "nobody wants to get franchise tag, another one-year deal.”

Even if a player is tagged, the sides can negotiate a contract and get the tag lifted by mid-July.


Franchise tag becoming more likely for Brent Grimes


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Each day that goes by without the Dolphins and corner Brent Grimes reaching a contract agreement, "the more likely it is that Grimes get 'tagged,'" reports ESPN.com. Miami has a week to decide if it will slap the franchise tag on Grimes for the 2014 season.

Grimes was the team's most consisent defender last year, and the Dolphins have the resources to keep him for at least one more season, the report said. Grimes often shadowed the opponent's top wideout and tied for the team lead with four interceptions.


Report: Dolphins franchise tagging Brent Grimes 'not realistic'


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Cornerback Brent Grimes is slated to be a free agent this spring, but the franchise tag doesn't appear to be in play for the Dolphins. That's after a source told NFL Network that the franchise tag was "not realistic" for Grimes considering the price tag of $11.3 million. That's because Grimes has been franchised before. 

Brent Grimes hopes to avoid franchise tag


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/11/2014) Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes hopes to avoid the franchise tag and sign a long-term deal, reports the Miami Herald.

The report said Grimes wants to remain in Miami, but a franchise tag "is not what anybody wants."


Brent Grimes a top priority for Dolphins


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/7/2014) CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora writes that the Dolphins will make it a top priority to keep cornerback Brent Grimes from leaving via free agency this spring. He could get franchised if the team can't sign him to a long-term deal. His tag would be worth more than the typical franchise tag for a cornerback because he has been franchised once before.

Grimes went to the Pro Bowl in 2013, totaling 60 tackles with four interceptions and a touchdown. 


Brent Grimes most likely Dolphin to be franchised


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) Cornerback Brent Grimes is the Dolphins player most likely to be franchised, reports the Palm Beach Post. Grimes made 60 tackles and four interceptions in 2013 en route to a Pro Bowl selection.

Defensive tackle Paul Soliai is a less likely candidate for the tag, according to the paper. Teams must decide by March 3 whether to use the tag for the 2014 season.


NFL reveals defensive selections for Pro Bowl


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.

Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.

Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.

Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.

Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.

Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.

Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.


Dolphins in good shape for Sunday's game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) The Dolphins listed eight defensive players on the Week 16 injury report, but all of them were able to play Sunday against the Bills.

Despite being on the report, defensive linemen Olivier Vernon (ankle), Paul Soliai (ankle) and John Denney (illness) are active for Sunday's game, along with defensive backs Jamar Taylor (hamstring), Reshad Jones (groin), Brent Grimes (groin), Chris Clemons (knee, hamstring) and Nolan Carroll (knee). 


Defensive players dominate Dolphins injury report


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) The Dolphins have placed eight players on their Friday injury report, but only running back Daniel Thomas (ankle) has been deemed more serious than probable for the Sunday game against Miami. He is questionable. All the probables play defense.

They are secondary mates Reshad Jones (groin), Chris Clemons (knee/hamstring), Jamar Taylor (hamstring), Nolan Carroll (knee) and Brent Grimes (groin) and defensive linemen Paul Soliai (ankle) and Olivier Vernon (ankle).


Brent Grimes back at practice on Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (groin) worked practice for the first time this week on Friday. He was involved in individual drills during the media availability portion, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. His status for Sunday in Buffalo remains uncertain.

Brent Grimes red-lighted from Wednesday session with groin strain


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2013) Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes was sidelined from practice Wednesday with a groin strain. He was instead working an aggressive rehab, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Jets can't avoid Brent Grimes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Dolphins defensive back Brent Grimes didn't get many balls thrown his way in Week 13, in a 23-3 win over the Jets. Grimes wasn't busy for much of the day, but he took advantage of the Jets' erratic quarterback play with two passes defended and an interception. He added two tackles.

The interception is Grimes fourth of the season and third in the last five games. 


Brent Grimes does dirty work in win over Chargers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes not only recorded an interception for their only takeaway Sunday against San Deigo, but he was their third-leading tackler with five. Grimes added two passes defensed to the victory.

Brent Grimes scores on long interception return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) Dolphins defensive back Brent Grimes came up with a huge play in Week 9 against the Bengals, as he returned an interception for a touchdown in a 22-20 overtime win Thursday. Grimes picked off Andy Dalton and took the pass back 94 yards, for the first interception return touchdown of his career.

Grimes added five tackles, pushing his total to 29. He has two interceptions on the season.


Dolphins defense healthy Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2013) The Dolphins defense is in good shape for Week 9 against the Bengals, with no injuries reported at game time. Defensive back Brent Grimes (quadriceps) and defensive lineman Olivier Vernon (knee) were both able to play through their injuries, after being considered probable.  

Dolphins list three as probable


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2013) The Dolphins' injury report for Thursday's game vs. Cincinnati lists three players as probable: cornerback Brent Grimes, offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, and defensive end Olivier Vernon. All three practiced in full throughout the week.


Dolphins defense healthy Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) The Dolphins had five defensive players listed on the injury report for Week 8 against the Patriots, and all five were able to take the field Sunday. Linebackers Dannell Ellerbe (shoulder) and Koa Misi (knee), defensive backs Dimitri Patterson (groin) and Brent Grimes (back) and defensive lineman Cameron Wake (knee) were all considered probable and able to play through injury. 

Brent Grimes comes up with key pick


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Dolphins defensive back Brent Grimes had a strong performance in Week 2 against the Colts, as he helped the Dolphins lock down a 24-20 win. Grimes had five stops in the game, and came up with a big interception in the end zone in the fourth quarter, his first of the season.

Brent Grimes feels fine after first practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2013) Dolphins defensive back Brent Grimes, who missed all but one game last season with a torn Achilles, did not wear tape on his ankle and told the Miami Herald he felt "completely fine" after Sunday's practice.

"I never [wear tape], I don't like it," Grimes said. "No reason to."

Grimes signed a one-year deal with Miami in the offseason after spending his first six seasons with Atlanta. The 30-year-old has 13 career interceptions.

Brent Grimes looks healthy, ready to go


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/10/2013) Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes was impressive during offseason workouts, reports the Miami Herald, and showed no ill effects from last September’s Achilles injury.

The report says Grimes has surpassed the Dolphins’ expectations so far, displaying a knack for knocking away passes and not allowing Mike Wallace to dominate when they were matched up in May and June practices.

"Very good instincts," coach Joe Philbin said of Grimes, who made the Pro Bowl in 2010.


Grimes swims over to Dolphins


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2013) The Dolphins and former Falcons defensive back Brent Grimes have agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million ($3 million guaranteed), CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports. Grimes played in just one game last season because of an Achilles injury he suffered in the opener that landed him on injured reserve. Miami provided the most money in a deal, while Cleveland and Atlanta also displayed some interest.