IFWT Brent Grimes

Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.  Read more after the jump.

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The contract is worth $5.5 million, which puts him near the top of this year’s very soft cornerback market and which gives him another crack at getting paid again in 2014.  Of that amount, the base value if $5 million; $500,000 comes from per-game roster bonuses.  The deal also includes a $2.25 million signing bonus, and $750,000 of the base salary is guaranteed.  That results in a total guarantee of $3 million.  Other cornerbacks have also signed one-year contracts hoping to play well this year and try for a bigger contract next year.

Grimes tore an Achilles tendon in the first week of the 2013 regular season.  Coupled with the fact that he’ll be 30 later this year, interest wasn’t as high as it could have been, but he still did well in relation to the market at large.

For the Dolphins, the amount counts fully against the 2013 cap.  But that’s not a problem, given that they structured all of the new multi-year deals to have minimal cap consequences in the current year.