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No tag for Brent Grimes, but a deal is more likely than not

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As the deadline for applying the franchise tag approaches, a player who was tagged in Atlanta two years ago has been the subject of much speculation regarding whether he’ll be tagged again.

Per a league source, the Dolphins are not expected to apply the franchise tag to cornerback Brent Grimes.  However, it’s currently believed to be more likely than not that Grimes signs a new contract to remain in Miami.

Last year, Grimes signed a one-year, $5.4 million contract with the Dolphins, a year after being tagged by the Falcons.  Grimes had ruptured an Achilles tendon in Week One of the 2012 season.  He started all 16 games in 2013, becoming one of the bright spots on defense in Miami.

For this year, the franchise tag for cornerbacks has climbed to $11.834 million.  That’s apparently too much for the Dolphins to pay to a 30-year-old cornerback on a one-year deal — especially since the tag wouldn’t be an option for 2015.  Because he was tagged in 2012, application of the tag now would compel the Dolphins to pay Grimes quarterback money next year or a 44-percent raise over his 2014 salary (i.e., $17.04 million), whichever is greater.

Instead, the Dolphins will try to work out a multi-year contract to keep Grimes in Miami.

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23 Responses to “No tag for Brent Grimes, but a deal is more likely than not”
  1. elliottcovert says: Mar 2, 2014 9:38 PM

    They’d be smart to keep him. He was a great value last year and he’s still probably got a handful of good years left.

  2. brooklyn40niner says: Mar 2, 2014 9:38 PM

    Top 5 most shameful franchises:

    1. Patriots( spy gate)
    2. Saints (bounty gate)
    3.Seahawks(PED gate)
    4. Dolphins(bully gate)
    5. Browns( suck gate)

  3. corky2141 says: Mar 2, 2014 9:39 PM

    If they’ll have you, come home to Philly

  4. sdsmooth says: Mar 2, 2014 9:40 PM

    The Vikings have never won a Super Bowl.

  5. 69finfan says: Mar 2, 2014 9:41 PM

    Make it happen Hickey

  6. sammadison says: Mar 2, 2014 9:44 PM

    There is no free agent corner I would rather have than Brent Grimes. A deal must get done. No question.

  7. germanvampire says: Mar 2, 2014 9:47 PM

    They need to get this deal done and start to build some talent on the roster.

  8. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 2, 2014 9:50 PM

    Can a feller get a thumbs down?

  9. uglydingo says: Mar 2, 2014 9:51 PM

    Grimes is the best Free Agent that Jeff Ireland recruited. Miami Dolphins – time to pay the man.

  10. phinmaster says: Mar 2, 2014 9:53 PM

    The need to give him a 4 Year Deal, for about $29 million.

  11. dolphincritic says: Mar 2, 2014 10:06 PM

    What is Denver offering Brent?

  12. bosb88 says: Mar 2, 2014 10:12 PM

    If he were smart, he would get out of Miami.

  13. saints12013 says: Mar 2, 2014 10:20 PM

    Hay Brooklyn 40 Niner, don’t hate on other teams cause your squad can’t seem to win a SB after 3 straight years. Coach can’t get along with GM or players. I got one for you. 49ers = (Dysfunctional Gate).

  14. footballfan211 says: Mar 2, 2014 10:35 PM

    The deal will get done tomorrow, you heard it here first. A lot of money coming to this man and it is well deserved.

  15. sclazo says: Mar 2, 2014 10:38 PM

    Harbaugh leaves the 49ers and they return back to being terrible again.

  16. brooklyn40niner says: Mar 2, 2014 10:38 PM

    Dolphins have the worst looking logo & unis in the NFL.

    Every time I see them play I feel like brushing my teeth cuz it reminds me of toothpaste.

    FACT!

  17. seatownballers says: Mar 2, 2014 10:42 PM

    @Brooklyn49er
    It’s gonna be a great off season for the niners! New coach? New gm? Extending overrated kaep. Losing Boldin because he won’t play for the dysfunctional team. New stadium in another zip code to keep locals from looking each other after the games. Drafting Whitner Bowmans or Boldins replacement.
    One thing is for sure, niners will choke again in the playoffs.
    Thanks for passing on sherman and Baldwin.
    Let that settle till the next season bro

  18. jrcoop says: Mar 2, 2014 11:32 PM

    brooklyn40niner says:

    Dolphins have the worst looking logo & unis in the NFL.

    Every time I see them play I feel like brushing my teeth cuz it reminds me of toothpaste.

    FACT!
    ————————————————–
    At least they make you feel like brushing your teeth a few times a year.

  19. desbattle82 says: Mar 3, 2014 12:11 AM

    Hopefully my fellow seahawks fans are just giving the rest of the fans Some playful grief! Who knows what thing’s will look like this time next year! Seahawks are the team to beat next year but far far far from a lock to repeat !

  20. cornersss says: Mar 3, 2014 2:05 AM

    “Grimes is the best Free Agent that Jeff Ireland recruited. Miami Dolphins – time to pay the man.”

    Cameron wake anyone?

  21. pantherfan40 says: Mar 3, 2014 8:16 AM

    come to the panthers

  22. thelastpieceofcheese says: Mar 3, 2014 4:13 PM

    The current faux browns have never won a playoff game!

  23. senoreno says: Mar 15, 2014 4:05 AM

    The Seahawks have never won the superbowl. Do it cleanly

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