The Miami Dolphins continue to add pieces this offseason, as the AFC East club has reportedly signed free-agent cornerback Brent Grimes according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Pro Football Talk reports the deal is worth $5.5 million.
Former Falcons CB Brent Grimes reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. Best remaining CB off the board.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 30, 2013
Despite the uncertainly of how he'll respond after suffering such a significant injury, Grimes will be a welcome addition to a defense that ranked 27th in the NFL a season ago in passing yards allowed.
The Dolphins also ranked 27th in the league in interceptions in 2012, recording just 10 in 16 regular-season games.
The 29-year-old Grimes has played the past six NFL seasons in Atlanta, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2006; he made his debut for the Falcons in 2007. The veteran has picked off 13 passes and defended 56 total passes in 59 career regular-season games.
A native of Philadelphia, Grimes played his best season in 2010, playing in all 16 regular-season games and recording 87 combined tackles, five interceptions and 23 passes defended on his way to earning Pro Bowl honors.
The Falcons finished 13-3 and earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs that year.
Grimes is just the latest addition to the Miami Dolphins, who have added key free agents, including Mike Wallace, Dustin Keller and Dannell Ellerbe already this March, as part of their rebuilding effort.
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