DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins may have partially plugged a glaring hole at cornerback after letting Sean Smith leave via free agency.

On Saturday, the team announced that they had signed cornerback Brent Grimes.

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“We are very excited that we were able to reach an agreement with Brent,” said Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland. “His experience and history of play making production will add a great deal to our secondary.”

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The 5-10, 183-pound Grimes joins Miami after spending the last six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons (2007-12), where he played in 59 games with 43 starts. He has notched 205 tackles, 13 interceptions and 56 passes defensed in his career.

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He was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Atlanta Falcons on May 16, 2006. Grimes was also a 2010 Pro Bowl selection.