"Those are difficult discussions to have because they are high-dollar discussions," Dimitroff said, via ProFootballTalk.com. "Brent Grimes is a fine football player and weâd like to have him back. We have begun our negotiations with his representatives.
âBen Dogra and Tom Condon are obviously accomplished agents. Weâre not wasting any time with our discussions. We feel like we can come to a good conclusion to this negotiation.â
The Falcons already have a lot of money invested into the position after giving Dunta Robinson a six-year, $57 million contract in 2010, and the team currently is in "do or die" negotiations with defensive end John Abraham, though Abraham's agent told NFL.com's Steve Wyche that he expects his client ultimately to become a free agent.
A league source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora the Falcons' goal is to lock up Grimes, 28, to a long-term deal, but Dimitroff conceded Friday the franchise tag is a possibility for Grimes if a deal isn't reached.