Free-agent is the latest signing for the Dolphins.
The Miami Dolphins are continuing their off-season acquisition spree after it was announced that they have signed up free-agent Brent Grimes, according to NFL.com.
The cornerback will receive $3m guaranteed and is likely to become an immediate starter for the Dolphins should he remain healthy.
Grimes missed the entire 2012 season for the Atlanta Falcons after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in the regular-season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
He has stated that he is doing well in his rehabilitation and is confident that he will be able to complete a full recovery ahead of the new season.
The 29 year-old was signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent back in 2006, and had become a mainstay of their defence, posting 13 interceptions between 2008 and 2011.
He had his best season in the league in 2010, playing in all 16 regular-season games he recorded 87 combined tackles, five interceptions and 23 passes defended as he earned a Pro Bowl invite.
He will hope to return to that kind of form in Miami, where the franchise has been busy this off season in building a team capable of challenging.
Grimes joins the likes of Mike Wallace, Dustin Keller and Dannell Ellerbe at the Dolphins, and having received just a year long contract, he will want to prove both his fitness and ability in the new season in order to extend his stay.