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Dolphins add Grimes as cornerback stopgap

The Dolphins have managed to bring players they want to the team as unrestricted free agents this offseason while at the same time holding their ground on what they pay players they believe come with risk.

The latest example of this is Miami landing unrestricted free agent cornerback Brent Grimes to a one-year deal. The deal believed to be in the $4 million range is not exactly what Grimes was looking for. He wanted a long-term deal that averaged $6-$8 million. Grimes' base salary in 2013 will be $2.75 million.

But because he didn't play last year due to an Achilles' injury, because his market did not include more than three or four teams, and because the market for corners is generally been depressed, Grimes accepted the Dolphins one-year offer today.

This is a good addition for the Dolphins.

The Dolphins have also signed TE Dustin Keller to a one-year deal. They signed guard Lance Louis to a one-year deal and they signed defensive tackle Vaughn Martin to a two-year deal. This after they paid much bigger money for receiver Mike Wallace and linebackers Phillip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe.  

This is a good job by general manager Jeff Ireland. He stuck to his conviction on a price for Grimes and got it done.

"We are very excited that we were able to reach an agreement with Brent,” said Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland. “His experience and history of play making production will add a great deal to our secondary."

Grimes is expected to be ready for the start of the season, according to an NFL source. Indeed, that may be conservative. Grimes is already running on his surgically repaired Achilles.

"I'll be straight in no time," Grimes told the South Florida media. He declined to give a specific time frame. He did say the surgeon told him 6-8 months recovery time. May would be eight months.

Grimes said he was not certain he'd participate in the coming OTAs. I would not expect it.

Grimes, 30 in July, was the Falcons franchise tag player in 2012. He played only one game in which he ruptured the Achilles. The previous three seasons he started 36 of a possible 48 games and collected 12 interceptions.

One more thing on the Grimes addition:

If he's healthy and back to his previous form he is a likely starter. And that means the Dolphins do not go into the draft with a major need for a starting cornerback high in the draft.

In other words, Ireland will have latitude as coach Joe Philbin said, to pick the best available player.

The Dolphins continue to have offensive tackle Eric Winston on the radar. He will sign with the team if the club convinces him to take a short-term (perhaps one-year) deal that is not for huge money. Winston, obviously, continues to believe he will get more somehwere.

We'll see.

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Without Jake the OL will be mediocre.

Have a lunch to go to...bbl....caio

with jack the oline was mediocre and he was a big cause of it

OG, OT, and CB are the priorities.

After four consecutive losing seasons, and with the strong possibility of another on the way, fans of the Miami Dolphins are understandably squeamish. Ticket sales are at a 40 year low as Miami has morphed into a basketball city. The huge turnover of player personnel in recent months wreaks of desperation from an irelevant franchise. There appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel for whatever fan base the team still has left.

Our OL was excellent last year when Long was playing.

Tannehill was shut out when Martin had to play LT.

Ignore the worthless troll. NFL Analover and Shula

Losing Long was the one big blunder this FA. Winston is not Long. Martin is not Long. The top LT's will be gone well before 12.

Ignore the worthless troll. NFL Analover and Shula

Posted by: Ignore The Troll | March 31, 2013 at 12:45 PM

What's the matter, no balls to put your real name? Troll is you too.

Saying anything negative about a losing team is called a troll? Huh?

Get Sense = Non Sense.

So far so good? Not a big Ireland fan here, but he seem's to be getting the Dolphins competitive. At least for the upcoming season. I do believe it might be nice to combo picks, and move up to get a 'stud' LT? If not? I'd 'personally' would like a trade down to a position where they grab a few more "quality" picks, and can grab Chance Warmack. Not a "flashy" pick? But a pick that anchors the O-Line(with Pouncey, Martin)for the next decade? at least that's 'my' opinion...

Ignore the POS troll. 100s of names, total crybaby

CALL ME A TROLL BECAUSE THIS TEAM REALLY STINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ignore the POS troll. 100s of names, total crybaby

Posted by: Ignore The Troll | March 31, 2013 at 01:24 PM


Ignore this pansy mamma's boy too scared to put his real name. He is a multi-troll.

Now! Now! We're all rooting for the 'same' team out here. Aren't we?

Chemistry problem? How does anyone arrive at this? We wont see it in the TE grouping. Adding 1, or even 2 new TE's doesn't cause a team chemistry problem. Neither will it cause a chemistry problem in the wr grouping. It returns 2 incumbents Hartline and Bess.

Lets look at the oline. 3 definite incumbent starters return in this group. Cogs, Martin, Pouncey. Possibly 4, if Jerry holds down his starting position. Even adding 2 new starters wouldn't cause the unit to become totally disarray with non chemistry.

D-line? Nope. All starters return. LB corps? Nope. We gained a sb experienced LB, plus speed and youth in this switchover. Corner? This position couldn't be any worse for wear than last season.

As it now stands, this team's at least good as last year's. I figure a good draft paired with what has already been done, we're at least 9-7. Possibly even 10-4.

I see no chemistry problem at all. But what will be very critical to this season's success, Ryan Tannehill absolutely can not have a sophomore season slump. This or a huge lump of devastating injuries, are the only things that I can see going hugely wrong. Neither of which can be contributed to lack of team chemistry.

But would have everything to do with lack of team talent.

Same Douchebag Different Day.


Posted by: Ignore The Troll | March 31, 2013 at 01:32 PM

. Resorting to name calling when your opinion isnt shared is childlike.....


Posted by: Ignore The Troll | March 31, 2013 at 01:39 PM

Don't be mad bro. I never said you 'had' to swallow. But you did.

What's done is done.

@Yesterday - Agree 100%. But with 'one' reservation? The RB situation. I'm hoping Miller becomes what the Dolphins think he is....a "Beast waiting to be Unleashed"? Just a little worried with Daniels? Wondering if we'll need to find another RB in draft with potential?

Your opinion means nothing when you blather the same old negative drivel day after day. A blathering idiot who thinks you are funny when you in fact are a brainless fool who does not belong on a football site.

Dave,

As for rb position, I have no doubt Miller can be devastating with consistent blocking. My only unknown with Miller, is does he consistently handle blitzing lb's? This is what Im hoping he puts to rest most.

If he does, all should be well.

Your opinion means nothing when you blather the same old negative drivel day after day. A blathering idiot who thinks you are funny when you in fact are a brainless fool who does not belong on a football site.

Posted by: Ignore The Troll | March 31, 2013 at 01:46 PM

Blather. LOL!!! How qweeer a word, blather!!!!

As for Daniel Thomas, either we draft a short yardage rb, undrafted rookie free agent, or find one amongst the preseason cuts. I see no way we go into the season with all of our eggs in Daniel Thomas' basket.

Let there be peace on Earth. Our Lord died and rose again in celebration of this wondrous day we now call Easter.

Happy Easter everyone!

He lives again, our wonderful Lord and King of the Earth, Jesus Christ!

Another reason to be excited about Ryan Tannehill’s potential: The web site Pro Football Focus analyzed quarterback accuracy while being blitzed in 2012 and determined Tannehill was second-best in the NFL, completing more than 50 percent of passes and compiling an “accuracy percentage” of 72.9


Telly Savalas died for our sins.

Posted by: Honor Lord Savalas | March 31, 2013 at 02:16 PM

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Posted by: Honor Lord Savalas | March 31, 2013 at 02:16 PM

I hear that its quite hot there in Greek heaven. You know, with the constant heat waves and atomic flares there. No need to bring the umbrella.

YG...

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No ALoco, the Easter bunny snatched my egg basket.

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do not sign winston

ALoco to do a jack in the box. He would be great.

SIGN WINSTON.

LOL TO DO A ROLE OF A MINING WORKER WHO STAYS UNDER GROUND FOR MONTHS EACH TIME LOOKING FOR CHEAP IRON .

Sign Winston and we have flexibility in the draft. Otherwise we have no choice but to burn another 1st round pick on a LT.

Long left us for pennies more in St. Louis. You see, players are not loyal. GM's are not loyal.

Only dumb fans are loyal, because they are dumb.

winston is awful. and signing him means martin goes to elft tackle which isnt good. keep martin at rt and draft a lt or deal for albert

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I also believe we will get another WR and Bess will be traded on draft day.

Posted by: Bobbyd123
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I agree, many bloggers putting together their own mock draft have not included drafting a WR in the first three rounds and some not at all. The Dolphins need another speed receiver big time.

±1, How many of you even go to Church 1 time a year? All of you are Heretics

±2, How many trolls are on THIS BLOG, ALL DAY EVERY DAY and TWICE on Sunday?

Day 1 of the draft will tell us exactly what the coaching staff and fo feels about Martin starting at LT. Or seeing a Brandon Albert trade shortly before or after the draft.

Right now it's far to difficult to really tell. Ireland his holding his cards very tightly to his card playing vest.

flynn was just traded to oakland

Biggest need is T, look for Ireland to move on 1 early in the draft. Depth at TE,RB,and CB will need to b addressed as well.

There's 1 wr in this draft already tailor made for Mike Sherman's offense. He's the guy no one seems to see. Even though he's like whale dick laying across your kitchen tables.

That's Ryan Swope you bunch of Charlie Tunas! LOL...

Deandre Hopkins falling to the 2nd would be great.

need corners badly, hopefully grimes will start at one but the other we still have nobody for.no lt either, go get albert

Have we cut Patterson yet?

Posted by: sean | March 31, 2013 at 03:08 PM

HUH? We have upgraded the TE position as far as seam threat ability. Needing a "blocking TE" doesn't qualify as urgency.

Will Yeatman is a blocking TE that we converted to olineman. Push comes to shove, we bring him in on short yardage situations. He could become "tackle eligible" too. There's always more than one way to skin a cat.

Dusty,

If we draft Lane Johnson, I see a corner with the first 2nd rd pick. If not, there will be a trade for Albert, shortly before or shortly after the draft.

If we don't draft Lane Johnson, I can see a trade down, and making cb the 1st rd pick.

yg........


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Aloco

Yes, they are very dumb fans. They are also foolish and immature.

Biggest know nothing troll of all time has arrived: ALoco

Posted by: Ignore The Troll | March 31, 2013 at 03:38 PM


Dude you still here with your phony name? What a qweeer pansy. Man up, little pecker.

..Outside of the top ten. I think there is one player that holds the keys to how the structure of the remainder of the first round will shape up..Now this player may go in the top 10, but I don't think he will.

Tavon Austin. I think the key to any trade for the teams slotted 11-15 is this player. How many teams behind the 10th pick want this guy. And how far will they be willing to trade up to get him? Also too the team Whos lap Austin falls. Will they want to trade that pick?

We sit @ 12. Austin will most likely be on the board. Would the Rams make a move? The Saints probably won't just because they don't have much to offer. The Panthers? Austin would be a good fit there? What about the Texans? The Texans sit at 27..would we trade all the way back with them? That would give us the biggest bounty. I think 12 is the line for Austin just because the Rams have showed so much interest. How much is real?

I think any trade back scenario is dependant on Austin. Actually any is a vague, and poor word. I would say the most probable scenario that would allow for us a trade back is a team that wants the 12th pick to take him..There.

Ya have to be dumb to still be a Dolfan. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence quit this laughingstock team years ago.

DD......


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