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.http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-foo ... body-wants