Atlanta Falcons: Replacing Brent Grimes Will Be Tougher Than Expected

September 12, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It didn’t take long for the Atlanta Falcons to find a replacement cornerback for Brent Grimes’ roster spot. But the team won’t be able to replace Grimes.
Head coach Mike Smith announced Monday during his weekly press conference that Grimes had an MRI that morning and it was determined that he had a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.
The Falcons placed Grimes on the injured reserve list Tuesday and signed cornerback Terrence Johnson, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Johnson signed as an undrafted free agent with New England in 2010 but later landed with Indianapolis on its practice squad. In 2011, Johnson played in 10 games for the Colts and started two, recording 37 tackles.
According to the AJC, Johnson is a speedy corner used primarily as a nickel option with the Colts.
The nickel spot is exactly where the Falcons need help right now.
Typically when a Pro Bowl-caliber corner falls to an injury for the season that team's...

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