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“Plan B” For Bucs is Gone; Grimes Signs with Dolphins

By: Justin Pawlowski
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Two weeks ago as the owner’s meetings began in Arizona, profootballtalk.com reported that the Buccaneers were losing interest in trying to acquire Darrelle Revis and that they could soon turn to their “Plan B” option and sign former Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes.

Well, “Plan B” is no longer an option for the Buccaneers.

According to multiple news outlets, Brent Grimes has signed a 1-year contract with the Miami Dolphins believed to be worth $5.5 million.

Grimes, who will be turn 30 this year, is coming off of a torn Achilles which had most teams weary of giving him a long-term contract.

For the Buccaneers, this is just another cornerback taken off the market that could have improved their secondary. Also, if the original profootballtalk.com story was accurate, the Bucs might have just lost their “Plan B” in case a potential deal for Darrelle Revis does not work out.

As I wrote a week ago, with every cornerback that goes off the market, the Bucs might be backing themselves more and more into a corner, forcing themselves to over pay in a trade for Revis.

Unless the Buccaneers are confident that this upcoming NFL draft, which is very deep at cornerbacks, could provide them with two quality cover guys, the Bucs might be finding themselves in a position to where this off-season could be Revis or Bust.

For updates on the Buccaneers off-season moves in free agency and the NFL Draft, be sure to follow Justin Pawlowski and 98.7 The Fan on twitter.

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