Grimes tallied five solo tackles in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Packers.
The veteran corner managed his highest tackle total since Week 6, but he's only notched a modest two interceptions on the season. Grimes has no fewer than four picks in the previous four campaigns, so the 34-year-old has some ballhawking to do over the season's final four games to keep that streak alive.
Grimes recorded four tackles, all solo, and recovered a fumble in Sunday's loss to Falcons.
Grimes had a pivotal fumble recovery early in the fourth quarter Sunday, stopping the Falcons' offensive drive in its track. He'll now face Brett Hundley and the Packers offense, who performed admirably last week in Pittsburgh.
Grimes (shoulder) posted three solo tackles and an interception that he returned for 28 yards in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets.
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.
Fresh off a two-game absence, Grimes likely will take back his starting role at cornerback to go along with a full workload in the secondary, as the Buccaneers can't afford to ease him in with their other starting cornerback, Robert McClain (hamstring), unavailable. Grimes has been solid in the five games he's played this season, logging 24 stops, five pass breakups and an interception.
Grimes ended his week with two 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 prior to kickoff Sunday. Fellow starting cornerback Robert McClain is listed as doubtful, so the team would be especially thin on secondary depth should Grimes ultimately be unable to go.
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