Falcons thinking about tagging Brent Grimes

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons are considering placing the franchise tag on cornerback Brent Grimes.

“Those are high-dollar discussions,” said Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff. “Brent Grimes is a fine football player. We’d like to have him back. We have begun our negotiations with his representatives.”

If Grimes ends up getting tagged, he’d make $10.6 million in 2012.

“You have to take into consideration everything on the table and how you approach the negotiation,” Dimitroff said. “I don’t want to get into the specifics of the negotiations right now, but suffice it to say, it’s one of the things we’ll consider.”