Grimes was waived by the Jaguars on Saturday, Mike Kaye of WTLV reports.
Grimes was essentially brought in as a camp body and never seemed to have a legitimate chance of making the roster. He's an unlikely candidate for the practice squad, so expect him to hit the free-agent market if he clears waivers.
Grimes agreed to a deal with the Jaguars on Friday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.
Grimes spent the previous four seasons in a backup role with the Texans. The veteran back will join a crowded depth chart, and look to earn a spot providing depth behind Leonard Fournette and Chris Ivory. However, he figures to have a long shot at landing on the final roster.
Grimes rushed two times for 11 yards and added 43 yards receiving on four catches in Houston's 34-16 loss to New England in Saturday's divisional-round playoff game.
Grimes' 54 yards from scrimmage were the third highest on the team behind Lamar Miller (89 yards) and DeAndre Hopkins (65). He played a total of 26 snaps over Houston's two playoff games, getting more run on offense than Alfred Blue. He's spent all or parts of the last five seasons with Houston, so he's a known commodity who understands the system. Whether that's enough for Houston to bring him back for 2017 remains an open question, as they have other in-house options who come cheaper, namely, 2016 fourth-round draft pick Tyler Ervin and exclusive-rights free agent Akeem Hunt.
Grimes had eight carries for 16 yards and caught four passes for 33 yards in Houston's 24-17 loss to Tennessee in Week 17.
There was more work available for Grimes in the regular-season finale with Lamar Miller (ankle) inactive. Miller is expected to be back for Saturday's playoff game against the Raiders, so Grimes should go back to being the third back, his role for much of the season when healthy. Grimes missed six games this season and finished with just 199 combined yards from scrimmage, the fewest in his three full seasons in Houston. He becomes an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, but his pass-catching ability and experience on special teams should land him a job.
Grimes rushed five times for 43 yards and caught one pass for 15 receiving yards in Houston's 21-13 loss to Green Bay in Week 13.
Both Grimes and Alfred Blue (five carries, two catches) saw action in this game, spelling starter Lamar Miller, but Grimes (31 snaps) got more playing time than Blue (nine snaps). It looks like an assortment of nagging injuries is taking its toll on Miller, who's averaging 16 fewer snaps per game over the past six weeks relative to the first six weeks of the season. At this point, Grimes and Blue aren't a threat to Miller's status as the lead back.
Grimes' return to action for Week 12 coincides with Alfred Blue (calf) being ruled out of Houston's home game against San Diego.
With both Blue and Tyler Ervin (rib) out of action this week, Grimes and Akeem Hunt will be the backups to starter Lamar Miller. Neither backup should challenge a healthy Miller for more than a series or two.
Grimes returned to a full practice Wednesday after missing Houston's last two games with an undisclosed illness, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Grimes, who missed four games earlier this season with a cracked fibula, thus appears on track to be available Sunday against the Chargers, but the running back is off the fantasy radar in his reserve role behind starter Lamar Miller.
Grimes (illness) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Raiders, ESPN's Sarah Barshop reports.
The same applies to fellow RB Alfred Blue, which sets the stage for Akeem Hunt and Tyler Ervin (to a lesser degree) to see complementary touches behind starter Lamar Miller in the Texans' Week 11 offense.
Grimes (illness) did not practice Thursday.
Grimes continues to be sidelined by an undisclosed illness which caused him to Week 10's win over the Jaguars. The Texans are battling all sorts of injuries in their backfield, with Alfred Blue (calf) and Lamar Miller (ankle) also on the injury report. Look for more updates to come heading into the weekend, with Monday's game against the Raiders looming.
Grimes (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Grimes had been listed as questionable despite not practicing this week and it appears he hasn't gotten any better over the past day as he won't so much as travel with the team. As the No. 4 option at running back his absence shouldn't impact the offense greatly.
Grimes (illness) is questionable to play Sunday against the Jaguars.
Grimes didn't practice this week and appears doubtful to play. In his potential absence, Alfred Blue and Tyler Ervin will remain to serve as depth behind Lamar Miller.
Grimes did not practice Thursday due to illness.
The longevity of this flu bug will ultimately be the deciding factor on whether or not Grimes is available Sunday against the Jaguars. As the No. 3 running back on the depth chart, his absence wouldn't necessarily take a huge toll on the offensive game plan, but the back does play an important role in the special teams unit. Look for more updates to come as kickoff nears.
Grimes (ankle) carried the ball twice for 11 yards in Houston's 20-13 win over Detroit on Sunday.
Grimes had not played since Week 3, when he cracked his fibula in a loss to the Patriots. His return comes at a time when both Lamar Miller (shoulder) and Alfred Blue (ribs) are banged up, but both played through those injuries in Sunday's win. With a bye week coming up and time to heal, the Texans are expected to have a full complement of healthy backs when the season resumes in Week 10 on the road in Jacksonville.
Grimes (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 8 tilt versus the Lions, the team's official site reports.
Grimes thus will make his first appearance since Week 3, but is expected to have limited participation with Lamar Miller (shoulder) also active and Alfred Blue available to take on part of the workload in the backfield as well.
Grimes (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Grimes hasn't played since Week 3, but he returned as a limited participant throughout practice this week. That puts him in contention to play Sunday, when starting tailback Lamar Miller (shoulder) is also considered questionable to suit up. While both players' statuses will need to be determined before a clear outlook on Houston's backfield can be shaped, Alfred Blue figures to see more touches than usual given the circumstances.
Grimes (lower leg) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.
Grimes suffered a cracked fibula Week 3 against New England and hasn't practiced since. It looks like his return is coming, but this week against the Lions may be asking too much from Grimes.
Grimes (ankle) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.
It remains to be seen if Grimes is a candidate to play Sunday against the Lions, but his return to practice signifies that a return is in sight for the Texans' reserve back.
Grimes (ankle) is inactive for the Texans' Week 4 tilt versus the Titans, the team's official site reports.
The reserve running back will reportedly miss at least a month with his injury, providing Alfred Blue and Tyler Ervin unfettered access to the backup tailback touches behind Lamar Miller.
Grimes (ankle) will reportedly be sidelined for about a month due to a cracked fibula, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Injuries continue to decimate the Texans' this season, but Grimes is expected to make a full recovery. The back has logged four carries for 12 yards and hauled in five receptions for 28 yards so far this season, but will now be sidelined until late October at the earliest. Meanwhile, Alfred Blue and Tyler Ervin will continue to serve as depth options behind Lamar Miller in Grimes' absence.
Grimes is dealing with an ankle injury and didn't practice Wednesday.
Grimes caught four passes during the Texans' Week 3 loss to New England, but is suffering from what appears to be a minor ankle issue at this point. His status for Sunday's game against the Titans may be in question if he's unable to get back on the practice field throughout the week.