Delmas was a full-time starter with Detroit in 2013, finishing the season with 64 tackles and three interceptions.
The report says the Dolphins can use the one-year franchise tag before the afternoon deadline at $11.5 million. Or they can attempt to sign him to a long-term extension before he hits the open market.
According to Pro Football Talk, Grimes is not expected to get the franchise tag, but he is likely to stay with the Dolphins on a long-term deal.
The Dolphins traded up in the 2013 NFL Draft to pick Jordan at No. 3 overall. But Jordan made minimal impact as a rookie with only two sacks and 26 total tackles.
“They said they like me here and want to have me back," Grimes told the paper. "Hopefully, it happens sooner than later, and I don’t have to worry about it.” Grimes said the team has not discussed slapping him with the tag, and "nobody wants to get franchise tag, another one-year deal.”
Even if a player is tagged, the sides can negotiate a contract and get the tag lifted by mid-July.
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Grimes was the team's most consisent defender last year, and the Dolphins have the resources to keep him for at least one more season, the report said. Grimes often shadowed the opponent's top wideout and tied for the team lead with four interceptions.