Brent Grimes is headed to Tampa Bay.
The former Dolphins cornerback, cut this week for various reasons, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers, per Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.
Grimes, 32, declined in 2015 while playing the same system and under the same coaches he played under the previous couple of season in Miami. Grimes was excellent in 2013 and '14.
Last year he struggled with bigger AFC East wide receivers as well as others.
No terms have been released on the Grimes contract but it will be interesting to see to what degree the Buc commit to Grimes. My guess is it will not be a long-term deal.
[Update: The NFL Network is reporting the deal is for two years and $16.5 million. We shall see if that is accurate tomorrow when the NFLPA releases the contract report. Now, another report from the NFL Network is saying it is really a $13.5 million deal with many incentives that, if all earned, could reach $16.5 million. It will be interesting to see when the real numbers are reported what guarantees if any Grimes got and whether the deal is really a one-year in disguise.]
Grimes is reunited with Mike Smith. Smith was the Atlanta Falcons head coach when Grimes played in Atlanta. He is now the defensive coordinator for Tampa Bay.