The Miami Dolphins have re-signed cornerback Brent Grimes. It isn’t too surprising since Grimes had expressed a fondness for Miami and a desire to stay and he was looking to avoid the franchise tag.
“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 Dolphins would be well-served to try to negotiate a multi-year deal with Grimes because the franchise tag for a cornerback has been estimated by CBSSports.com to be $11.2 million, and using it on Grimes would reduce the Dolphins’ cap space to around $20 million.
It looks like Grimes got both his wishes.
Dolphins announce they’ve re-signed CB Brent Grimes.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 3, 2014
Dolphins announce that cornerback Brent Grimes has re-signed
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 3, 2014
And now Brent Grimes has re-signed with he Dolphins.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) March 3, 2014
THIS JUST IN: Dolphins and CB Brent Grimes have reached a deal on a 4-year contract extension.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 3, 2014
Dolphins announced they re-signed CB Brent Grimes.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2014
Will be curious to see final terms of Brent Grimes deal with the #Dolphins. Last I heard they were discussing a three-year deal worth $21M.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2014
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