Miami Dolphins, Brent Grimes To Part Ways?

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Feb 23, 2016 03:47 PM EST
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Tevin Coleman (#26) of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Brent Grimes (#21) of the Miami Dolphins during a preseason game at Sun Life Stadium Aug. 29, 2015, in Miami Gardens, Fla. "

The Miami Dolphins are having a cap crisis as they can barely become players in 2016 as they look to manage Ndamukong Suh's pricey cap hit, according to ESPN. This may mean that the Dolphins will need to release some of their veterans, starting with Brent Grimes. Grimes is slated to count $9.5 million against the cap, which is entirely too much money for a 32-year-old cornerback. Only Cameron Wake, Mike Pouncey, Branden Albert, Ryan Tannehill and Suh are scheduled to have bigger cap hits. Releasing Grimes would free up a ton of cap space for the Dolphins, but tear open a hole in what was already a struggling secondary, at least according to Sun-Sentinel.com. Grimes still managed to play and start in 15 games in 2015, and recorded 49 combined tackles, 14 pass defenses and 4 interceptions.

If Grimes were released, he could easily catch on with a contender for a veteran contract. Grimes would most certainly like to have the opportunity to win a Super Bowl before his career ends, and there are a lot of teams that need a productive cornerback. Out of the contenders, the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys could likely use a veteran at cornerback. Miami only has $7 million in cap space, so there is very little they could do but begin to clear up some cap space, according to Miami.suntimes.com. If Grimes were to be released, he would become a hot commodity on the free agent market.

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