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The best remaining cornerback on the market is now off the board.

Adam Schefter reports Brent Grimes, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The deal consists of $5 million in base money, $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses, a $2.25 signing bonus and $750,000 of the salary guaranteed.

Grimes missed the majority of last year after tearing his achilles in the first game of the season against the Chiefs. In 2011, Grimes started 12 games for the Falcons, recording one interception, one forced fumble and 29 passes defended. As a 27-year-old, Shippensburg alum enjoyed his best season in 2010, picking off five passes and notching 70 tackles.

Grimes joins a Dolphins secondary that features Richard Marshall, Nolan Carroll and Reshad Jones.

Brent Grimes was rated the second best cornerback last year by Pro Football Focus, behind only Darrelle Revis. Now his season is over, and while the Falcons’ have depth at the position after the signing of Asante Samuel, and while rejoicing over a man’s injury makes us the kind of fantasy douche that Arian Foster hates, the reality of our fantasy is that this is very awful news for Grimes, and very good news for anyone who owns a premier receiver who’s set to line up against the Falcons.

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