Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes will certainly help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' secondary. He should win a starting spot and at the very least bring some stability to a revolving-door group of cornerbacks.
But something else has happened that makes this signing even better for the Bucs.
Grimes' wife, Miko, has apparently deleted her Twitter account (@iheartmiko).
Why is that significant? Because Miko Grimes made headlines over the past several months by criticizing Miami Dolphins fans, members of the media and even quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Some of the language was a bit, um, salty.
That was in addition to her arrest last September outside Sun Life Stadium before a Dolphins game. She was charged with disorderly conduct, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest with violence. Those charges were later downgraded and then dropped.
Miko Grimes may have become so much of a distraction that it impacted her husband's job prospects. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported three general managers wouldn't sign Brent Grimes because of his wife's behavior.
Buccaneers GM Jason Licht obviously wasn't among the three, which is why the Bucs now have a four-time Pro Bowl corner who instantly upgrades a secondary that was one of the league's worst.
The Bucs gave up 31 touchdown passes in 2015. Opposing QBs completed an NFL-high 70 percent of their passes and had a 102.5 passer rating, which was worse than all but one team (New Orleans, 116.2). Tampa Bay didn't have a cornerback start more than nine games (Sterling Moore) and Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks were each benched during the season.
The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reported the Dolphins, who traded for cornerback Byron Maxwell earlier in the week, asked Grimes to restructure his contract and he refused, which is why he was cut on Wednesday. Grimes, 32, is still playing at a high level: He made the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons in Miami and had 13 interceptions and 43 pass breakups over that span.
Friday's move also reunites Grimes with Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith, Grimes' former head coach in Atlanta. Grimes broke up 56 passes and intercepted 13 passes in six seasons for the Falcons, making the Pro Bowl in 2010.