- Ian Rapoport reports that Grimes’ contract is for $5.5 million and includes $3 million guaranteed.
- Jason La Canfora reports that the Browns were interested, but weren’t willing to pay him that kind of money because of his recent Achilles injury.
Pro Football Talk reports that Grimes deal breaks down to:
- $5 million base salary
- $2.25 million signing bonus
- $750,000 salary guarantee
- $500,000 per-game roster bonuses
Even though it’s just a one-year deal, Grimes did very well in terms of salary given that he’s coming off of a torn Achilles. The Dolphins needed to find some help at cornerback after losing Sean Smith to the Chiefs and Grimes was clearly one of the best remaining options available.
Grimes, 29, had also drawn interest from the Browns, Buccaneers and Falcons, but recent reports indicated that Dolphins were the most likely landing spot for him.
We had Grimes listed as the No. 2 player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.
Stroud adds that the Browns and Dolphins could be options for him.
The Falcons have also shown some interest in re-signing Grimes, so I wouldn’t rule them out either.
Over the weekend, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Dealer reported that Grimes is expected to be in the process of “narrowing his choices” in the next few days.
Grimes was reportedly impressed with the Browns following his recent visit, but the Falcons, and Buccaneers are also believed to in the running for his services as well.
Grimes, 29, tore his Achilles tendon in Atlanta’s opener last season and spent the year on injured reserve. Given that he’s coming off of a serious injury, there’s a chance he could elect to play under a one-year deal with hopes of signing a long-term contract next offseason, which is exactly what LaRon Landry did following his own Achilles injury.