Brent Grimes interested in return to Dolphins

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The Dolphins got cornerback Brent Grimes relatively cheap last offseason, signing him to a one-year, $5 million deal as he returned from an Achilles injury that scuttled his 2012 season.

The move paid off handsomely for Miami. Grimes was Miami’s best defensive back in coverage and tied for the team lead with four interceptions, a performance that earned him a Pro Bowl nod last week. Grimes is now headed into free agency in a stronger position than he did last season, but said he’d be up for sticking around if things work out with the Dolphins.

“I like it here. I like the coaches, I like the players and it’s a good team,” Grimes said, via ESPN.com. “Obviously, we didn’t finish how we wanted to and close out the season well. But I just let my agents handle everything. If [the Dolphins] want to keep me here, they’ll see how it goes.”

The franchise tag is an option for Grimes, although he was tagged once with the Falcons so the cost of the contract would be higher than the franchise tag for cornerbacks who have not been tagged before.

21 responses to “Brent Grimes interested in return to Dolphins

  1. Loved him in Atlanta. He got the nickname ‘Optimus Grimes’ when he played one on one with Megatron and went up for a jump ball with him to bat it away. Most incredible leap ever. I remember when he went to the Pro Bowl and picked off Peyton Manning.

    If the Dolphins don’t re-sign him, I hope the Falcons do. And this is coming from an Atlanta living-49ers fan

  2. Smarterthanyou:
    YEA!!!

    He is a stud, just like Dion Jordan

    ________________________

    That’s unfair. Grimes’ play shouldn’t be criticized just because he’s a Dolphin. He’s a great player and deserves his respect.

    As a Dolphins fan, I’m upset we didn’t make the playoffs when they were so in reach, but Grimes played his heart out for our team.

    Salute.

  3. Dion Jordan was solid this season. Getting sacks isn’t the only way to make an impact. Jordan was responsible for covering elite tight ends and spying qbs like Cam Newton. It was Wake and Vernon’s job to pin there ears back. Stop ball watching. Your missing far too much of the game smarterthanyou

  4. We could really use him.. Newman is 33, Leon is 31 and coming off knee surgery. DreK has been decent but not great. Pac man is also in his early 30s and Brandon ghee can’t stay healthy. We have an immediate need at cb

  5. guyizzo says: Dec 30, 2013 12:03 PM

    Dion Jordan was solid this season. Getting sacks isn’t the only way to make an impact. Jordan was responsible for covering elite tight ends and spying qbs like Cam Newton. It was Wake and Vernon’s job to pin there ears back. Stop ball watching. Your missing far too much of the game smarterthanyou

    Solid? As in participating in primarily on special teams and dropping into coverage when he got in on defense solid? Or is that what you would normally expect out of a 3rd overall defensive end draft choice.

  6. As a Dolphin Fan Grimes was great and should be paid. Dion Jordan was held back by the coaches for whatever reason (perhaps not good enough?) and therefor was a bust. He was brought in to get after the QB, not play 1/3 downs and in that one down chase after a TE, we paid millions of dollars to these two horrible LBs to do that and neither can. So far Jordan is a bust that can turn it around or forever be labled as bust, only time will tell.

  7. As a Packers fan, I’m terrified the Dolphins might actually do the smart thing and throw money at a former “U” product, Sam Shields.

  8. I keep hearing from some of the writers in South Florida about a lack of leadership on the team and they let Bush, Long, Dansby, Burnett, Marshall, et al go to create this. I understand this to a degree, but none of the above led their teams to the playoffs so I am left scratching my head. We have a young team that I thought was learning to win after the Pitt, NE games but maybe their immaturity created the letdown in Buffalo which subsequently created self-doubt against the Jets. Just talking as I guess I am still in shock.

  9. I’ve been saying it for the past 6 weeks. Please re-sign Grimes. Letting him go would be a HUGE mistake.

  10. Bringing this guy is something Dolphins administration even needs to think about it? This is the type of player we need; with CONSISTENCY! QBs think twice to throw the ball the side he covers…

  11. Re-sign:

    Brent Grimes (3 more years),
    Dustin Keller (3 more years),
    Bryant McKinnie (1 year, insurance policy),
    Chris Clemons (2 more years),
    Nolan Carrol (3-4 more years),
    Armon Binns (3-5 more years),
    and
    R.J. Stanford (2 more years, cheap development project)

    Draft:

    Linebackers (inside and outside)
    Offensive Line (Tackles, and a center [move Pouncey to guard opposite the returning Incognito, yes I said it; he will be back])
    Defensive Line (resign either Starks or Soliai, but bring in some young stud)

    Free Agency:

    Running Back (Ben Tate, Toby Gerhart, or Brian Leonard)
    Linebacker (Karlos Dansby [let him help the young frshly drafted LBs])

    Everyone else not under contract, and some that are under contract… EXPENDABLE.

  12. Resign Grimes and get him a partner in crime,
    Carroll is a great Nickel but that’s it.
    Run defense, RB and OL help are needed,

    Not a homer for Florida teams but

    the one thing about Famous Janeus is his OL dominated opponents and protected him.

    Grab the FSU OT Cameron (1st) and OG Jackson (3rd)
    They already have a chemistry. ND & Bama have a good guard @ 3rd too. Auburn’s RB Mason in the 2nd.
    Best available DB, OL, NT and LB in that order.

    Keep: Grimes, Soliai, Keller, McKinnie
    Dump: Thomas, Egnew, Gillislee, OL line coach
    Maybe: OC Sherman, Wheeler, Clabo

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