Schefter believes the Falcons could end up placing the franchise tag on Moore.
It’s tough to franchise Grimes coming off the Achilles injury, Hank, but Moore would be a prime candidate for a franchise tag. For starters, safety franchise tags are very affordable and it would ensure that Atlanta would get to retain a player that meant an awful lot to its secondary. The Falcons would like to bring back Grimes, but he’s coming off a significant injury that will prevent Atlanta and others from rewarding him with the type of contract he could have gotten if he was healthy. Grimes might look to sign a one-year deal worth a decent amount of money, which allows him the chance to get back to playing and proving he is worth the big money he could have gotten.
I agree with Schefter, it wouldn’t make sense to tag Grimes. It might be smart for the Falcons to let Grimes walk after suffering such a serious injury.