- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Miami Dolphins have been snooping around free-agent cornerback Brent Grimes for weeks this offseason. But it appears the are preparing to make their hardest push yet to bring Grimes to South Florida.
According to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com, the Dolphins are zeroing in to sign Grimes, and a contract could be completed “soon.” This would be a solid move for Miami, which has done extremely well in free agency.
Grimes, 29, was developing into one of the better corners in the NFL before he suffered a season-ending Achilles injury last September. If Grimes can return to his old form, he would be an immediate starter in Miami.
Cornerback is the Dolphins’ biggest remaining need. They lost No. 1 corner Sean Smith in free agency to the Kansas City Chiefs. Richard Marshall also had an injury-plagued year, and Miami also traded former starter Vontae Davis last season. Look for the Dolphins to also add depth at corner in the NFL draft even if Grimes is signed.