The Atlanta Falcons have placed a franchise tag on cornerback Brent Grimes, according to the team’s official Twitter account.
Last season Grimes tallied 49 tackles and one interception in 12 games for Atlanta. The 28-year-old emerged as the full-time starter for the Falcons in 2010 when he hauled in five interceptions and totaled 87 tackles.
Atlanta signed Grimes as an undrafted free-agent in 2007 to their practice squad after a stint playing with the Hamburg Sea Devils in NFL Europe. He was previously a three-time All-American for Shippensburg University.