Cody Grimm, a fan favorite on this site, has finally signed a 4 year deal before the start of training camp on Saturday. Only one more Buccaneer rookie remains unsigned, first round pick Gerald McCoy. The Bucs also released rookie safety Dennis Rogan to make room for Grimm on the 80-man roster. So what does Grimm bring to Tampa?
The 5’11″ 210 lb. safety out of Virginia Tech was the Bucs 7th round pick and will be competing with Sean Jones and Sabby Piscitelli for playing time this year. He will probably see his biggest role this season on special teams. The former walk-on, Grimm played in 54 games and started 15 of them at Virginia Tech. He totaled 214 tackles and 11.5 sacks over his 4 year career. He is a very instinctive player and was a coaches favorite, earning high regards from head coach Frank Beamer and long time defensive coordinator Bud Foster.
Grimm is a high motor, smart player that will make an instant impact this season, either from the safety position or making a play on special teams. I am glad the Bucs signed him before the start of training camp. It was odd that a late round pick was taking so long to sign, but it is well worth the wait and he won’t miss the start of camp. Congratulations to Cody Grimm and the Bucs for making the signing happen.