Grimes has not signed tender; may not practice until 4th

 

 

 

Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes (20) of the NFC, right, celebrates with Arizona Cardinals strong safety Adrian Wilson (24) of the NFC after Grimes made an interception during the second quarter. AP

Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes (20) of the NFC, right, celebrates with Arizona Cardinals strong safety Adrian Wilson (24) of the NFC after Grimes made an interception during the second quarter. AP

 

 

FLOWERY BRANCH –  The Falcons may also be without Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes when they open practice on Friday.

Here’s the story on the practice status of the nine UFAs.

Grimes is a restricted free agent and did not sign the tender offer he received before the lockout as originally reported.

“He did not sign (his tender),” Super Agent Ben Dogra wrote in a text to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning.”He can’t practice (before) the (Aug. 4th) unless he is signed or if (collective bargaining agreement) is ratified before then. RFA’s can show up since the lockout is lifted.”

Grimes was at the teams’ facilites on Tuesday.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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32 comments Add your comment

RTR

July 27th, 2011
9:35 am

D-Led… what happened with Noel Devine?

torgo

July 27th, 2011
9:40 am

also… is Marquez Branson still with the team? The official Falcons web site doesn’t have him listed on the roster.

Tom

July 27th, 2011
9:43 am

Another great job reporting, D-Led. Want to wait for the truth before you go public?

Trainwreck

July 27th, 2011
9:45 am

yeah looks like all this chaos is getting to the writers (understandably) yesterday i read that we had signed noel devine and brent grimes had signed his tender…. today i find those things are true… o well keep us updated

Trainwreck

July 27th, 2011
9:45 am

are not true*

Cool hand luke

July 27th, 2011
9:51 am

Looks like the Eagles got Devine. He was a THUG. WE do not need 160 pound THUGS.

ToccoaBird

July 27th, 2011
9:51 am

Keep us posted DOL youre still the bow tie man

ATL Fan

July 27th, 2011
9:51 am

We just signed Nicholas to a 5 year deal

robert

July 27th, 2011
9:52 am

lots of places were reporting that devine signed with the falcons. he changed his mind and signed with the eagles. get off d leds back for doing his job. when he changed his mind the reports changed and d led was on top of that too.

robert

July 27th, 2011
9:53 am

get grimes signed long term. and go get us a de.

D-Led.

July 27th, 2011
10:03 am

I am glad to report that the Falcons have signed….. Andrew Luck. Oh wait a min. He is still in college. C’mon D-led how do you screw up on the first day of the season?

RTR

July 27th, 2011
10:05 am

Clam down robert… it was a simple question. How do you know whether i meant it negatively or was wondering if there was any other information behind his decision to change?

Thought so…..

scott

July 27th, 2011
10:07 am

Are the falcons interested in Mathias Kiwanuka

mississippiPimpin

July 27th, 2011
10:09 am

ATL FAN – is that official about us resigning Nicholas to a 5 year deal? If so, I am estatic! His job was just given to Spoon. In my opinion Nicholas is a hell of a outside backer.

Colorado Bird

July 27th, 2011
10:29 am

I personally hope the Falcons sign a top tier defensive end such as, Babin, Kiwanuka, Ellis, Thurman,Chinsea or Allen.

Some of the DL’s hopefully that are in the mix are, Bannan, Mebane, Bowens, Abanni, or Warren that Atlanta are considering.

First and foremost please get all of Atlanta’s free agent signed !! Release the non-productive players and get the producers signed.

Really hope Atlanta finds a way to get the unsigned college players on the roster. Vai Tau (rb), Jeff Miehl (wr), Dane Sanzenbacher (wr) Terrant(fs)and Ricardo Lockette (wr). Also the second tier for me would be.. Gilberry ( de) , Berry (rb), Etheridge (db), Bess(wr), Lefgard(s), Dixon (de), Tolliver (wr).

Reid Adair

July 27th, 2011
10:33 am

This will get done. I’m certain Thomas Dimitroff and company know how valuable Grimes is.

Observer

July 27th, 2011
12:13 pm

DLed – How did we lose out on Noel Devine to the Eagles??!!

scott

July 27th, 2011
1:03 pm

I saw a report that falcons are talking to Mathias Kiwanuka is that true?

JB FALCON

July 27th, 2011
1:22 pm

scott, ESPN New York’s Ohm Youngmisuk has a “gut feeling” the Giants will re-sign free agent DE Mathias Kiwanuka.

dallas cowboys

July 27th, 2011
2:00 pm

falcons wont win nothing this year. They are too sorry

TBowden

July 27th, 2011
2:04 pm

What about undrafted free agent Nate Frazier for the defense.

Section 121

July 27th, 2011
2:40 pm

Whats up with all this Noel Devine stuff, he wasnt even drafted, we already got Jacqui WE ARE FINE!

The Nature Boy

July 27th, 2011
2:45 pm

No defense = GB foot in rectum this year too. WOO!

gb

July 27th, 2011
3:05 pm

DOES ANY ONE THINK WE CAN AFFORD TO PICK UP C.JENKINS AND KIWAMAKU I THINK JENKINS IN THE MIDDLE AND KIWAMAKU ON THE END COULD SURE UP THINGS WHAT U GUYS THINK

Hmmph

July 27th, 2011
3:06 pm

It has been reported that the reason Flair asked for the cash advance was because his credit card was declined after he had said that he was paying everyone’s bar tab after the show.
Woo, indeed.

Shane

July 27th, 2011
3:21 pm

Devine is not a thug. He did some things when he was a teenager that he is not proud of. You try raising yourself after being raised by two drug addicts that died when he was 12. The kid raised himself basically. Most of you come from stable homes, had direction growing up, etc. Once he arrived at WVU he stayed out of trouble, went to class and graduated with a college degree from a very fine institution. I wish him nothing but sucess.

By the way, he who is without sin cast the first stone…so everyone drop your stones and walk away.

M10

July 27th, 2011
3:47 pm

Shane,Thanks you just don’t go around assuming things if you don’t no that person or what they have been through.

Go Falcons!!!

July 27th, 2011
3:48 pm

You said Devine went “to a very fine institution”? I thought he went to WVU. I would like to see us get a fullback who can catch the pass. Anyone know of any good undrafted prospects at the position?

JMF

July 27th, 2011
6:26 pm

Thanks for the info Shane.

Gregory Moundine

July 27th, 2011
8:53 pm

As a Season Ticket Holder, I am tired of seeing others teams make headlines about Free Agency. The Falcons Slogan is “Rise Up!” Well Dam it, let’s Rise up and make some news during Free Agency!

Gregory Moundine

July 27th, 2011
8:59 pm

Jenkins please, DE

EddieB

July 28th, 2011
3:18 pm

Hey Dallas Cowgirl i bet Falcons finish with a better record and go further in the Playoffs?What would you like to Bet?