• My Scores
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

Dolphins re-sign CB Brent Grimes to four-year deal

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Brent Grimes signed a four-year deal with the Dolphins.
Brent Grimes signs a four-year deal with the Dolphins. (USATSI)

More NFL offseason: NFL Mock Drafts | Prospect Rankings | Top free agents

Cornerback Brent Grimes picked a good year to put in a Comeback POY-worthy effort. And he's been rewarded with a four-year deal from the Dolphins as a result.

The team announced the deal, which Grimes said was a four-year contract.

"It's a four-year deal," Grimes told Josina Anderson of ESPN. "I wanted to be back, but you never know in this business, and when it all worked out I was happy."

There was some speculation that the Dolphins might use the franchise tag on Grimes in advance of Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Grimes himself was "pretty optimistic" that he could work something out with the Dolphins. (Grimes, understandably, didn't want the tag; he was playing on a tag with Atlanta when he suffered his injury.)

Miami signed Grimes to a one-year deal when the Falcons let him walk after a year where he suffered a torn Achilles during the first game of 2012.

The Dolphins then signed Grimes to a one-year, $5.5 million deal and the cornerback played in all 16 games for Miami, recording four interceptions, 16 pass deflections, 60 tackles and scoring a touchdown.

He was an absolute steal for Miami and ironic proof that making it rain in free agency -- which is what the Dolphins did last offseason -- isn't the most prudent way to create a roster.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
NEVER MISS A MOCK DRAFT
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking
 

nfl Video

October 20, 2014
Chargers at Broncos preview (1:48)
1 October 20, 2014
NFL MVP Debate after Week 7
(4:13)
2 October 20, 2014
NFL Expert Picks: Week 8
(2:12)
3 October 20, 2014
Marshawn Lynch angry about Percy Harvin trade
(2:12)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Majestic Black 2014 MLB World Series Dueling Sweep Victory Roster T-Shirt

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants
Get the Gear
Shop Now