Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 6 days ago
Grimes stood out during the first day of joint practices with the Jags on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
The veteran offseason acquisition has seemingly been making at least on impressive play every day during practices at One Buc Place, and the change of scenery to Jaguars camp didn't make him skip a beat. Grimes provided tight coverage against Jacksonville's talented receiver corps and was involved in the play of the day when he made a leaping one-handed interception of a Blake Bortles pass. Grimes is expected to be integral to the shoring up of a secondary that allowed the highest completion percentage in the league to opposing quarterbacks in 2015.
Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 3 weeks ago
Grimes, who hauled in his second interception of training camp in Saturday's practice, is considerably impressed with his new teammates and coaches, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "It's a great team. Bunch of great guys, great coaches. It's a very positive environment," Grimes said. "This is a talented team. I like the coaching staff, like how they coach the players. I like the system we're playing in."
The veteran ball-hawk was one of the Bucs' major offseason acquisitions, and is already flashing the skills that endeared him to the team that allowed the highest completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks last season. Grimes picked off Jameis Winston for the second time in as many days in Saturday's practice off a tipped ball by second-year receiver Kenny Bell and has largely held his own against the flurry of double moves the offense has used against him, a tactic that Grimes sees as a positive. "They're running a lot of double moves," Grimes said after Friday's workout. "It's good. It keeps you honest, gets your footwork right. That's what training camp and practice is for -- you have to go out there and try things and see. If you just play it safe in training camp, that's not good." The aggressive approach is one of many aspects of his new team that the Pro Bowl cornerback appreciates, such as a group of experienced coaches including his former Falcons and current Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith. "When you bring a coach like Coach Smith in, and (secondary) Coach (Jon) Hoke and (defensive backs coach Brett) Maxie, you've got a bunch of good guys and you have players who can play the game," Grimes said. "I know Coach Smith and he's a great coach and he's going to have everybody where they're supposed to be. He's going to coach you hard and it's going to pay off in the long run."
Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 4 weeks ago
Grimes snatched his first interception of training camp Friday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Grimes went up high to make a beautiful leaping grab of a Jameis Winston deep ball. The offseason acquisition is expected to bring precisely that type of ball-hawking presence to a Bucs secondary that allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete a league-high 70 percent of their passes.
Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 3 months ago
Grimes grabbed an interception in the Bucs' opening day of OTAs on Tuesday, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.
The veteran free-agent signee got things off on the right foot during the opening OTA session, snatching an interception and also getting his hands on the ball on several other occasions. Grimes has extensive experience in new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, having played under the latter in Atlanta from 2008-2012. The 32-year-old will try to regain the form that allowed him to grab 13 picks over the last three seasons with the Dolphins.
Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 5 months ago
Grimes has agreed to a two-year deal worth $16.5 million with the Buccaneers, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.
Grimes has released by the Dolphins earlier in the week after spending three seasons with the team. Last season he played in 15 games, recording 49 tackles and four interceptions.
Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 6 months ago
Grimes is expected to be released by the Dolphins, the Sun Sentinel reports.
Grimes was reportedly approached to restructure the four-year, $32 million contract he signed in 2014, but prefers to be released and become an unrestricted free agent. In cutting the 32-year-old Grimes, the Dolphins would free up $6.5 million in salary cap space, opening room for them to potentially acquire pricey cornerback Byron Maxwell from the Eagles.
Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 8 months ago
Grimes is not a lock to remain in Miami next season.
Grimes would be in the third year of a four year contract and could be a salary cap casualty. Grimes wasn't the player in 2015 that he was in 2014 and with his wife causing all kinds of off the field distractions the new coaching staff may find it best to just cut bait and move on.
Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 9 months ago
Grimes believe his bout with food poisoning in behind him, reports the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley.
Grimes missed the game Sunday because he wasn't feeling well but should be full go for the game Sunday against the Cowboys. A game in which he should see a whole bunch of Dez Bryant.
Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 9 months ago
Grimes (undisclosed) is listed as inactive Sunday agains the Eagles.
Grimes wasn't on the Dolphins' Week 10 injury report, so his presence on the inactive list is a bit of a surprise. In his stead, Miami will turn to Jamar Taylor to take his place in the starting lineup, per ESPN's James Walker.
Brent GrimesDB TB (6) 10 months ago
Grimes (knee) is active Sunday against the Titans.
Grimes was limited in practice all week, but that won't stop the top cover corner from suiting up for the afternoon contest. He'll help bolster a defense that is allowing 239 passing yards per game this season, good for No. 15 in the league.