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Falcons Free Agency 2012: Atlanta Looks To Retain CB Brent Grimes Long-Term

The Atlanta Falcons have stepped up their efforts recently in their attempt to retain cornerback Brent Grimes. ESPN is reporting that the Falcons are aggressively trying to get Grimes to sign to a long-term deal. At the scouting combine in Indianapolis, Falcons general manager Dimitroff spoke about the discussions with Grimes' agent and said the organization isn't wasting any time.

With the other side of the secondary already locked up with Dunta Robinson's 6-year, $57 million deal that the Falcons signed up for back in 2010, Atlanta is managing their finances with caution but recognize that Grimes is one of their top defensive players.

In 2011, Grimes finished with 49 tackles and one interception as the Falcons qualified as a wild card for the NFC playoffs before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants 24-2.

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