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Dolphins Land Brent Grimes; Falcons Need Secondary Help


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!

Brandon Sweeney is Co-Editor of the Sports Gab Network. Sweeney became interested in writing in 2010 and slowly started his climb to success. You can follow Sweeney on Twitter ; on Facebook ; on Sulia and on Google+



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  2. jerry

    March 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    this is a great pick up by miami even if he’s only 90% of what he was he’s still an upgrade. i liked sean smith but grimes can catch the ball and thats somthing smith needs to work on

    • Brandon Sweeney

      March 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      After talking to Sean Smith’s agent (David Canter) earlier this week, you are correct. Smith is more of a physical corner who likes to to bump-and-cover. Usually those guys are more likely not to be the interceptors of the defense. Keep the comments coming! We are loving it! Share our articles, and talk all the NFL you want, right here!

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