After an already impressive off season for the Miami Dolphins, it was confirmed Friday the Dolphins had signed cornerback Brent Grimes to a 1 year, $5.5 Million contract, guaranteeing $3 million.
The Dolphins lost cornerback Sean Smith earlier this preseason who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. Grimes is coming off a season ending achilles tendon injury with the Atlanta Falcons in which he suffered in week 1. However, before his injury he proved he was an elite cornerback with the Falcons as he was elected to the Pro-Bowl in 2010.
Grimes spent his 6 year career with the Falcons, and totaled 13 interception in those seasons.
“I feel that I am a great playmaker. I make plays on the ball,” Grimes said. “I play the ball in the air very well. I can bring that to the team. That’s why they wanted me here, because of my ability to make plays.”
The Dolphins and Grimes met earlier in the off season in discussion over a signing, however it seemed talks had diminished. The Dolphins are in need of a veteran cornerback to their system, although there is risk involved with Grimes coming off an injury. Overall it seems like Grimes could be a great fit for the Dolphins secondary if he’s healthy, and it appears he plans to play come week one.
The Dolphins also capped off the week by signing former Bears offensive tackle Lance Louis on Wednesday, and signed former Chargers defensive lineman Vaughn Martin on Thursday.