FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes signed his first-round tender worth $2.61 million and was on the practice field for the Thursday evening practice.
All of the rest of the Falcons non-unrestricted free agents – Quarterback John Parker Wilson, wide receiver Eric Weems and defensive tackle Vance Walker – signed last week and were attending meetings and taking mental reps at practices.
Grimes, who was a Pro Bowl alternate and played in the game, had five interceptions which was tied for the team lead with safety William Moore.
In 2010, Grimes was targeted a league-high 119 times by opponents (according to STATS, Inc.) Grimes answered the challenge, posting an NFC-best and a franchise-record 23 passes defensed to go with his five interceptions.
There is nothing new to report on running back Jason Snelling, an unrestricted free agent.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog