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Dolphins re-sign Brent Grimes to 4-year deal

The Miami Dolphins and cornerback Brent Grimes reached an agreement on a four year contract Monday morning. Grimes was slated to become a free agent this offseason without the deal.

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Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey made his first move since taking the position, and it is one nearly every fan will agree was the right one to make. The team re-signed cornerback Brent Grimes Monday morning, locking him up with the team for four more seasons.

Grimes joined the Dolphins last year on a one-year contract after sitting out the entire 2012 season with a torn Achilles tendon. In 2013, Grimes rebounded and earned his second career Pro Bowl berth. He was ranked by Pro Football Focus as the second best cornerback in the game for 2013. He recorded four interceptions on the year and limited opposing quarterbacks to a 77 passer rating on the year.

By re-signing Grimes today, the Dolphins avoid using the franchise tag on him, a decision that would have had to be made by 4pm Eastern time today. The tag could, theoretically, now be used to lock up another player, such as defensive tackle Paul Soliai.

The deal with Grimes is expected to be a four year contract, though compensation has not yet been released.