With a spot on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 53-man regular-season roster on the line, rookie safety Cody Grimm opts to skip practice to attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony for his father, Russ Grimm.
What is On The Fringe?
More than 2,500 players will compete for roster spots in NFL training camps this year. For some, camp is a formality; their jobs are secure. For others, each practice is a fight for their NFL life.
Over the next few months, NFL.com will follow five such players “On The Fringe” of the NFL, sharing their stories, their progress and their setbacks. All have until Aug. 31 — or Sept. 4, if they're lucky — to make their case.