Miami Dolphins Avoid Undesirable PR Situation By Re-signing Brent Grimes To Multi-Year Deal

By Matthew Cannata
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The Miami Dolphins announced that they have re-signed Brent Grimes. Grimes will be 31-years old entering this season, but was a shutdown corner last season, racking up 60 total tackles, four interceptions and 14 passes defensed. He had 98 passes thrown his way and didn’t allow a single touchdown pass.

This is the first big move for GM Dennis Hickey, and it’s a good one. With Grimes, you know the character and work ethic you are getting from him. He is someone that won’t get into trouble, always shows up to work ready to do anything that’s asked of him, and is someone that you feel proud calling a Miami Dolphin.

Losing Grimes to another team would have been bad for the Dolphins not only because of public relations, but also because they didn’t have to worry about whatever receiver that Grimes was covering. He showed up every week and pretty much shut down every receiver he covered.

It will be interesting to see the numbers on this contract. Early reports indicate that it is a four-year deal worth $28 million, which would be good for the Dolphins. Three years would have been ideal considering his age, but we will have to wait for all of the details to come out before analyzing it further.

Matthew Cannata covers the Miami Dolphins for Follow him on Twitter @PhinManiacs. Be sure to also add him to your Google Network.


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