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Bucs get seventh-rounder Grimm under contract



Seventh-round pick Cody Grimm, a safety from Virginia Tech, has signed a four-year contract with the Buccaneers.

Grimm was the lone unsigned straggler among the Bucs' late-round picks, some of whom signed contracts nearly a month ago. Grimm will get a chance to make the team largely on the strength of his special teams play, but he brings a unique skill set to the secondary.

Having played a hybrid position for coach Frank Beamer at VT, Grimm is accustomed to playing near the line of scrimmage and was a productive tackler for the Hokies. His career numbers: 214 tackles, 26.5 for losses, 11.5 sacks and nine forced fumbles. As a senior, Grimm was named third-team All-ACC by the AP after leading the Hokies with 106 tackles.

In a game against N.C. State, Grimm tied a NCAA Division I record with three forced fumbles.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 29, 2010 3:45pm]


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