Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
1 week ago

Grimes (shoulder) posted three solo tackles and an interception that he returned for 28 yards in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran corner was able to get back on the field after missing the last two games and made an acrobatic interception downfield on a deep post while covering the speedy Robby Anderson early in the second quarter. However, Anderson got a measure of revenge with 28 seconds remaining by beating Grimes on a go route down the right side to get the Jets to within 15-9 at the time. The aforementioned pick was Grimes' second of the season, and perhaps the best news coming out of the game was that he appeared to emerge without setbacks. Grimes will have a crack at his old Dolphins teammates when the Buccaneers make the trip to South Florida in Week 11.

Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
1 week ago

Grimes (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Week 10 tilt against the Jets, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran corner will be available for the first time since Week 7 to attempt to slow down the Jets' Josh McCown-helmed passing attack. Grimes' return is particularly timely, considering the Buccaneers will be without Robert McClain (hamstring).

Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
2 weeks ago

Grimes (shoulder) has been listed as questionable by the Buccaneers for Sunday's game versus the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Grimes ended his week with too full practices, so he appears to be more on the probable side of questionable designation. Still, no official decision on his status will be made until the team sees how he is feeling Sunday. Fellow startring cornerback Robert McClain is listed as doubtful, so the team would be thin on secondary depth should Grimes ultimately be unable to go.

Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
2 weeks ago

Grimes was a full participant in practice Thursday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Barring any major setbacks, Grimes appears to be on pace to return for Sunday's matchup with the Jets after missing the past two games due to a shoulder injury. The Buccaneers may opt to limit the veteran's reps in order to ease him back into the action, in which case Vernon Hargreaves could see increased snaps Sunday.

Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
2 weeks ago

Grimes (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports

EDGE Analysis

This represented a ramp-up in activity for the veteran corner, who hadn't been on the practice field since the final day of prep before a Week 7 loss to the Bills. The Buccaneers were solid against Cam Newton in the first contest that Grimes missed, but they allowed Drew Brees to complete 81.5 percent of his passes in last Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Saints. The next two days' practice reports should provide definitive word on Grimes' chances of suiting up versus the Jets this coming Sunday.

Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Grimes (shoulder) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimes did not practice this week and is set to miss his second consecutive game. Ryan Smith will likely step in again at starting cornerback, with Javien Elliott seeing snaps in the nickel package.

Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
4 weeks ago

Grimes (shoulder) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimes did not practice this week and the Buccaneers' secondary will have to do some shuffling against the Panthers this week, with Robert McClain (concussion) also out. Ryan Smith is likely to step in at starting cornerback, as Javien Elliott and Deji Olatoyle should see increased roles in the nickel and dime packages.

Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
4 weeks ago

Grimes (shoulder) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It isn't know when the veteran defensive back suffered the injury, or if it's related to the shoulder issue that caused him to miss the Week 3 contest versus the Vikings. Grimes played on 67 snaps against the Bills in the Week 7 loss, tallying four solo tackles. With fellow corner Robert McClain still in the concussion protocol and thus questionable at best for Sunday's tilt against the Panthers, the Buccaneers' secondary depth could be put to the test if Grimes is unable to suit up.

Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
1 month ago

Grimes posted eight tackles (seven solo) -- including one for loss -- one interception and another pass defensed in Sunday's 38-33 loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Grimes' tackle total led the Bucs and also served as a season high. The veteran cornerback picked off his first pass of the season in the third quarter when he snagged a throw intended for J.J. Nelson at the Tampa 19-yard line. Despite the impressive final line, Grimes still had a part to play in quarterback Carson Palmer completing a whopping 81.8 percent of his passes Sunday, and he also appeared to have a part to play in Larry Fitzgerald's 11-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. Grimes continues to offer high upside with respect to interceptions, with the occasional high-tackle output an added bonus.

Brent Grimes
DB TB (1)
2 months ago1 Comment

Grimes (shoulder) logged five tackles (all solo) and three passes defensed in Sunday's 25-23 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran corner was in on 79 of 80 snaps, so the previously ailing shoulder injury wasn't an issue. Grimes also got his hands on the ball for the first time this season and was able to help limit Eli Manning to a modest 5.9 yards per attempt and Giants pass catchers to 9.6 yards per reception. Grimes figures to play pivotal role once again in Week 5 as the Bucs attempt to slow down a talented, Tom Brady-led Patriots attack.