Mike Smith Talks Brent GrimesFebruary 22nd, 2013
Dixie Chicks coach Mike Smith just took the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine and Joe, knowing Bucs fans have a keen interest in the status of Dixie Chicks free agent cornerback Brent Grimes, asked Smith how Grimes’ rehab is coming along.
Grimes suffered a season-ending, Week 1 Achilles injury last season.
“Brent Grimes has been doing an outstanding job working with our athletic performance department, working in the training room,” Smith said. “He is progressing well. That was a significant injury that took place in Kansas City on opening weekend. But he is progressing well. The turnaround for that is usually somewhere around nine months.
“He has not been out working outside. He is still working in the training room and progressing very well.”
When Joe asked if the Dixie Chicks would slap Grimes with a franchise tag, Smith sort of chuckled, not in a happy way, and said, “Guys, I’m not going to talk about the franchise tag in terms of what we may do there.”
So the mystery of Grimes and his health and his free agency status continues, but this won’t stop many Bucs fans who yearn for Grimes to play home games at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.