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The Falcons have placed the franchise tag on cornerback Brent Grimes.
And Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff noted that he would like to reach a long-term deal with the standout cornerback. Grimes would have been a red hot target if allowed to hit the free agent market.
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According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constituion, cornerback Brent Grimes doesn’t plan on signing his franchise tender.
“We have no plans to sign the tag at this time,” said Ben Dogra, Grimes’ agent per the AJC. “We hope to be able to continue to discuss [through] all the issues at the appropriate time.”
Since Grimes won’t sign the tender, he won’t...
With only three days left before the deadline to do so, the Falcons announced that they will place the franchise tag on starting left cornerback Brent Grimes, a Pro-Bowler in 2010, keeping him off the market for at least a year and guaranteeing Grimes a salary of approximately 10 million virtually a four-fold increase over his 2.61 million salary of last season.
Speaking on the...
Piling on Kevin's earlier post about Brent Grimes being Franchise Tagged. There have been a lot of discussions about who to use this tag on - and this is the person I feel it best suits.
Grimes is a rare talent. There are so many dominant receivers in this league right now - guys that cannot be completely neutralized for an entire game. The game has become about minimizing...
The AJC has just reported that a Kroy Biermann signing is "imminent," starting off what should be a flurry of free agent signings.
Seems like the Falcons are about to "kick off" free agent signings. (I'll be here all night. Tip your waitresses)
The final sticking point is that Biermann wants a three-year contract. The team would like to lock him...
Ladies if your intuition starts telling you something is wrong, you should listen. And if you choose not to, I still advise a little Google search just so you aren’t blindsided. Example number 275 of my point: I’m sure you’ve heard of the drama that happened this week at Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner’s home. [...]
The Vikings may have lost out on their best fit in the free-agent cornerback market when the Atlanta Falcons placed the franchise tag on Brent Grimes. See what NFL Films’ Greg Cosell had to say about Grimes and how he would have fit the Vikings.
Another solid defensive player is going to be taken off the free agent market before he even gets there. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Falcons will re-sign defensive lineman Kroy Biermann within the next 36 hours, calling the move “imminent.” The two sides are haggling over whether it is a…
Is it possible that lightening could literally strike twicefor the Atlanta Falcons? Reports are that the San Diego Chargers are notlooking to resign backup running back Mike Tolbert. Tolbert has been anextremely productive backup for the Bolts as a receiver out of the backfield,on special teams and as a short yardage runner. San Diego may envision Tolbert receiving a deal like the...