Monday, March 3, 2014

Dolphins re-sign Grimes, keep a top corner off market


Cornerback Brent Grimes was perhaps the Miami Dolphins' most productive and consistent player in 2013. Now, he'll officially have an opportunity for an encore.

The Dolphins announced Monday they signed the veteran defender prior to the franchise tag deadline and free agency.

Grimes was set to hit the open market next week and was considered one of, if not the, top player at his position in the pool. According to Adam Schefter, his new deal is of the four-year variety and worth $32 million, with $16 million guaranteed.

The soon-to-be 31-year-old, who locked onto the opposition's top wideout throughout 2013, snagged four interceptions -- one for a touchdown -- and didn't allow a single touchdown all year to the receivers he covered.

He wrapped up his stellar season with a Pro Bowl nod and was the Dolphins' top priority this offseason. His price tag will be a guideline for other soon-to-be free agent cornerbacks, namely Aqib Talib of the New England Patriots.

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