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Post Grimes: Franchise tag 'is not what anybody wants'
A year after tearing his Achilles tendon in the first game of the 2012 season, cornerback Brent Grimes had a wonderful return in his first year in Miami. He accumulated four interceptions in 2013, including his first career pick-6, and Pro Football Focus ranked him as the second-best cornerback in the league behind Darrelle Revis.

Now, after playing 2013 on a one-year, $5.5 million show-me-something contract and making the second Pro Bowl of his career, Grimes probably feels like he's earned a long-term commitment from Miami and the tens of millions of dollars that would come with it.

And as far as getting the franchise tag (which would pay him about $11.2 million for 2014), it doesn't sound like he's interested.

The tag "is not what anybody wants,” Grimes said, via the Miami Herald.

It might not be what the Dolphins want either, especially because, as the paper points out, it would reduce the salary cap to about $20 million while still having to re-sign a number of important pieces to the team. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora wrote that retaining Grimes was the team's top priority in February.




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Post Re: Grimes: Franchise tag 'is not what anybody wants'
I don't see Hickey tagging anyone this off season, only has a few days left. Solia is the safest bet to return IMO, but Grimes undoubtedly the most important. No TDs allowed all season, when was the last time we had a DB that dominant?

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A league source tells Profootballtalk.com that the Dolphins are not expected to place the franchise tag on free agent CB Brent Grimes before Monday's 4PM ET deadline.
PFT reports, however, that "it's currently believed to be more likely than not" that Grimes is re-signed by Miami. In other words, it sounds like the sides are in the midst of positive multi-year contract talks. By avoiding using the $11.834 million tag on Grimes, the Dolphins would save salary cap space as well as retain arguably their best defensive player from last season. It would be a positive first move by rookie GM Dennis Hickey.


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Post Re: Grimes: Franchise tag 'is not what anybody wants'
swerve13 wrote:
It would be a positive first move by rookie GM Dennis Hickey.


Grimes is a freak. I really do not to expect to see a huge drop off despite him turning 31 in July for the next couple of years.

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