Aug
0

Grimm happy to have his son along

CANTON, OHIO — Deciding to come to Ohio was a last-minute decision for Buccaneers hopeful Cody Grimm. But the seventh-round pick is going to be in Canton, Ohio on Saturday to watch his father, Russ, be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

And while his father was thinking football first, he is glad that Cody will be able to make the trip.

“It’s special to have them all (his four children) here,” Grimm said. “I was worried at first, I did not want him to lose time, but Coach [Raheem] Morris said that it was alright. So I am excited to have him here.”

Adam Rank

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Jul
0

Grimm agrees to deal with Bucs

Cody Grimm became the final seventh-round draft pick to reach terms on a contract with his new team, agreeing to a four-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, The Tampa Tribune reported.

The deal means that Cody — the son of Arizona Cardinals assistant coach and soon-to-be Pro Football Hall of Fame member Russ Grimm — will be able to report for the start of Buccaneers training camp, which opens Friday.

Gerald McCoy — the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft — is the only draft pick not yet signed by the Buccaneers.

Jul
0

Grimm preps for Buccaneers camp

NFL.com cameras follow rookie Cody Grimm at his home in Virginia, where he trains for the start of training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (which starts July 30), goes golfing and enjoys some time fishing.

Jul
0

Grimm shows off his trophy collection

At his home in Virginia, Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Cody Grimm shows some of his college accomplishments from his playing career at Virginia Tech.

Jul
0

Brandt tabs Grimm to make team

In a chat with fans, NFL.com personnel guru Gil Brandt offered his thoughts about which On The Fringe player had the best chance to make his team.

“I’ll say Cody Grimm of the Buccaneers. He should be able to make the team because of his special teams ability,” Brandt said. “From there, he might be able to contribute as a defensive back because he does have good coverage ability. It’s a change for him, because he was a linebacker in college, but he can make the move. He’s undersized, but he is very tough and very athletic.”

Complete chat transcript …

Jun
0

Grimm talks about his summer plans

Buccaneers rookie Cody Grimm talks to NFL.com’s Steve Wyche about what he might do now that he has some down time following the end of the NFL Rookie Symposium.

Jun
0

Grimm talks about getting ready for camp

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie safety Cody Grimm attends an NFL Play 60 event and takes a moment from a busy day to discuss his preparations for training camp.

Jun
0

Bucs’ Grimm eager to prove his worth

Cody Grimm has the NFL in his blood. His father, Russ, is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August. However, now it’s Cody’s turn to try to pave his way in the league. Despite his name, nothing has come easy for the seventh-round draft pick, but Cody is excited about his shot with the Buccaneers.

Steve Wyche has more on Grimm’s challenge.

Jun
0

Following five players fighting for their NFL lives

Follow five players — the Chargers’ Gary Banks, the Titans’ LeGarrette Blount, the 49ers’ Alex Boone, the Seahawks’ Ricky Foley and the Buccaneers’ Cody Grimm — through the offseason as they try to make the final 53-man roster on an NFL team. More …

Jun
0

Training camp a crucible for roster hopefuls

The tail end of the 80-man training camp roster is not a comfortable place. The ladder that must be climbed to make the final 53-man team is often greased like a carnival pig, with little to hold on to but hope. But for athletes with NFL dreams, even a little bit of hope is better than nothing.

As all 32 NFL teams brace themselves for the start of training camps next month, roughly a third of the 2,560 players that report won’t make the cut come September. The reality is that after the core group of returning veterans and an incoming rookie class of draft picks, there might be five open spots per team — maybe.

Each season there are players who unexpectedly emerge, challenging others who fail to develop and those who get outplayed. For the second straight season, NFL.com will track five of these players, whose tenuous positions with their respective teams have them living On The Fringe.

— Steve Wyche