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Dimitroff: Falcons 'Not Wasting Time' In Brent Grimes Contract Negotiations

In an interview during the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff was optimistic about the team's chances of re-signing free agent CB Brent Grimes:

"Those are difficult discussions to have because they are high dollar discussions," Dimitroff said to a group of reporters after his press conference. "Brent Grimes is a fine football player and we'd like to have him back. We have begun our negotiations with his representatives."

"Ben Dogra and Tom Condon are obviously accomplished agents. We're not wasting any time with our discussions. We feel like we can come to a good conclusion to this negotiation."

Grimes, a fifth-year CB from Shippensburg University, has been a full-time starter in Atlanta for the last two seasons, with 49 tackles, 14 pass deflections and 1 INT in 2011.

In the interview, Dimitroff said the team was considering the possibility of using the franchise tag on the free agent this off-season as well.

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