When the Atlanta Falcons placed the franchise tag on cornerback Brent Grimes back in March they insured that he would make in excess of $10 million for the upcoming season. However, the franchise tag doesn't provide longterm security for Grimes and the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension.
If Grimes is concerned about the situation he certainly isn't letting it show as he and his teammates prepare for the upcoming season.
"Honestly, it's not my problem to deal with. I do what I do. I play football. That's what I have agents for. They call me and tell me what's going on. Whatever happens, I'm just going to come out and play football. I don't worry about all that. I just have to worry about covering people."
Grimes is expected to be part of a talented secondary that will include new acquisition Asante Samuel along with holdover Dunta Robinson. Samuel's presence could have Grimes shifting from his familiar left corner spot over to right corner some this season. That isn't a concern for Mike Nolan who is confident that Grimes more than has the athletic ability to handle any situation that he might be placed in.