Corner back will not go to Tampa as they pursue interest in Revis trade.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have ruled out signing free agent Brent Grimes, as the team look to focus their attention on making a realistic trade offer for New York Jets corner back Darrelle Revis.
After the Atlanta Falcons decided not to re-sign Grimes this off-season, the once Pro Bowl corner is now looking for a new team, as he attempts to shake of an Achilles tear that abruptly ended his 2012 season after one game.
Profootballtalk.com announced the end of the interest Monday evening, which means that Grimes will shift his focus to signing with either the Miami Dolphins or Cleveland Browns, who have both shown an interest in the 30-year old.
Grimes can become a very good corner for whoever he plays for. Coming into the 2012 season, he was seen as a top five player at the position, and was a key reason why the Falcons pass defence had dramatically improved in 2011.
Had the injury not occurred, there is no doubt that the Falcons would have extended his contract, with a considerable pay rise, but concerns were raised over his durability following the Achilles tendon damage.
At 30, Grimes will struggle to earn a long-term deal with his next team, as he will begin to decline with age. A three-year contract seems likely, and potentially, could be his last in the league.