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Buccaneers' Brent Grimes: Co-leads Bucs in tackles in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Grimes was credited with seven tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cardinals.

The veteran corner was tied with Chris Conte and Kwon Alexander for the team lead in tackles, one of several statistical anomalies on a difficult afternoon for the Bucs. Grimes was part of a secondary that gave up 308 yards passing and three touchdowns to Carson Palmer en route to a 40-7 blowout loss, so the numbers rang hollow given the end result. Grimes and the secondary have a chance for redemption in Week 3 against a Rams offense that is decidedly less potent than the Cardinals.

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Buccaneers' Brent Grimes: Continues impressive camp with standout session versus Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grimes stood out during the first day of joint practices with the Jags on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

The veteran offseason acquisition has seemingly been making at least one impressive play every day during practices at One Buc Place, and the change of scenery to Jaguars camp didn't make him skip a beat. Grimes provided tight coverage against Jacksonville's talented receiver corps and was involved in the play of the day when he made a leaping one-handed interception of a Blake Bortles pass. Grimes is expected to be integral to the shoring up of a secondary that allowed the highest completion percentage in the league to opposing quarterbacks in 2015.

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Buccaneers' Brent Grimes: Impressed with new teammates, coaches
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Grimes, who hauled in his second interception of training camp in Saturday's practice, is considerably impressed with his new teammates and coaches, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "It's a great team. Bunch of great guys, great coaches. It's a very positive environment," Grimes said. "This is a talented team. I like the coaching staff, like how they coach the players. I like the system we're playing in."

The veteran ball-hawk was one of the Bucs' major offseason acquisitions, and is already flashing the skills that endeared him to the team that allowed the highest completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks last season. Grimes picked off Jameis Winston for the second time in as many days in Saturday's practice off a tipped ball by second-year receiver Kenny Bell and has largely held his own against the flurry of double moves the offense has used against him, a tactic that Grimes sees as a positive. "They're running a lot of double moves," Grimes said after Friday's workout. "It's good. It keeps you honest, gets your footwork right. That's what training camp and practice is for -- you have to go out there and try things and see. If you just play it safe in training camp, that's not good." The aggressive approach is one of many aspects of his new team that the Pro Bowl cornerback appreciates, with another being a group of experienced coaches that includes his former Falcons and current Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith. "When you bring a coach like Coach Smith in, and (secondary) Coach (Jon) Hoke and (defensive backs coach Brett) Maxie, you've got a bunch of good guys and you have players who can play the game," Grimes said. "I know Coach Smith and he's a great coach and he's going to have everybody where they're supposed to be. He's going to coach you hard and it's going to pay off in the long run."

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Buccaneers' Brent Grimes: Snares first interception of training camp
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Grimes snatched his first interception of training camp Friday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Grimes went up high to make a beautiful leaping grab of a Jameis Winston deep ball intended for Donteea Dye, a play that was preceded by a deflection of a throw to Russell Shepard down the right sideline earlier in the session. The offseason acquisition is expected to bring precisely that type of ball-hawking presence to a Bucs secondary that allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete a league-high 70 percent of their passes in 2015.

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Buccaneers' Brent Grimes: Snatches interception on opening day of OTAs on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grimes grabbed an interception in the Bucs' opening day of OTAs on Tuesday, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The veteran free-agent signee got things off on the right foot during the opening OTA session, snatching an interception and also getting his hands on the ball on several other occasions. Grimes has extensive experience in new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, having played under the latter in Atlanta from 2008-2012. The 32-year-old will try to regain the form that allowed him to grab 13 picks over the last three seasons with the Dolphins.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2007Atlanta Falcons21211.010000.0000
2008Atlanta Falcons123430.04012525.02506
2009Atlanta Falcons166662.0406172.811013
2010Atlanta Falcons168776.011058416.836023
2011Atlanta Falcons124937.012012929.029014
2012Atlanta Falcons166.000000.0000
2013Miami Dolphins166052.080410225.594117
2014Miami Dolphins165747.010058016.032112
2015Miami Dolphins154942.0704205.017014
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers388.000000.0002
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2007Atlanta Falcons2000---000
2008Atlanta Falcons12000---000
2009Atlanta Falcons16000---000
2010Atlanta Falcons16000---000
2011Atlanta Falcons12000---000
2012Atlanta Falcons1000---000
2013Miami Dolphins16000---000
2014Miami Dolphins16000---000
2015Miami Dolphins15405914.82801
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers3000---000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2007Atlanta Falcons200000000
2008Atlanta Falcons1200000000
2009Atlanta Falcons1600001010
2010Atlanta Falcons1600000000
2011Atlanta Falcons1200100000
2012Atlanta Falcons100000000
2013Miami Dolphins1600000000
2014Miami Dolphins1600100000
2015Miami Dolphins1500000000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers300000000
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