The Atlanta Falcons‘ 2012 franchised player found a new home on Saturday, leaving the Falcons thin at cornerback. Brent Grimes reached a deal with the Miami Dolphins. With Grimes now going to Miami and his former teammate, Dunta Robinson, signing with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Falcons are left with little help at corner.
Grimes, 30, agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Dolphins. $3 million of that money is guaranteed. Grimes was placed on injured reserve last season after suffering from a torn Achellies tendon in week one of the 2012 season. He will try and bounce back from that injury in 2013.
Grimes had this to say about why he chose Miami: “I picked Miami because I think they are building something great here and I would love to be a part of it,” said Grimes. “They really showed a lot of interest in having me here. That played a major role in me deciding to come to Miami.”
What will the Falcons do now that they have lost two cornerbacks? Let’s not foret that they were far from great without Grimes already. They gave away a 17 point lead to the 49ers in the NFC Championship and ended up losing the game. Will the team look in free agency fo help or could they possibly take a cornerback in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft? Florida State‘s Xavier Rhodes is the first name that comes to mind seeing that the Falcons hold the 30th pick in the draft.
We will continue to track what the Falcons do in the offseason. Stay tuned and spread the word. Happy Easter!