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"They really wanted me here and felt like I could be a big part of what they wanted to do," Grimes said during a conference call, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Omar Kelly. "I'm a great playmaker. I play the ball in the air very well. They wanted me here because of my ability to make plays."
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Grimes said he has no physical restrictions from the torn tendon and is focusing on building strength.
"I'm 100 percent confident that I'll be healthy in no time," Grimes said. "Surgeon said six to eight months."
Grimes tore the tendon in Week 1, and April will mark seven months. The one-year contract gives the Dolphins the flexibility to see how the cornerback has recovered without taking on too much risk. If Grimes returns to form, general manager Jeff Ireland surely will look to extend Grimes' contract.
"We are happy that we have reached an agreement with Brent," Ireland said in a statement. "He will be a great addition to the secondary both on the field and in the meeting room."