UPDATE 9:05 P.M. ET: After we posted this item, it emerged that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution report was a mistake, and Grimes has not re-signed with the Falcons.
Free agent cornerback Brent Grimes won’t be going anywhere.
Grimes, who has played his entire six-year career in Atlanta, has agreed to a one-year deal to stay with the Falcons, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 29-year-old Grimes has been a good cover corner when healthy, although he was limited to just one game last year because he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the Falcons’ opener.
The Buccaneers were reportedly in pursuit of Grimes, and missing out on him may make them more likely to work out a trade with the Jets to acquire cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Gimes was No. 31 in our Free Agent Hot 100.