The Arizona Cardinals have signed inside linebacker Karlos Dansby according to Darren Urban. The deal is only for one year and the amount isn’t known yet. This isn’t his first stop in the desert, actually, it’s a homecoming of sorts. Dansby played the majority of his career in Arizona before joining the Miami Dolphins.
It’s hard to explain while Karlos Dansby has had a hard time finding a new job. He was ranked by Pro Football Focus as the #13 inside linebacker last season. It could be because he is 32 years old and teams are looking to get younger. In the flat cap era it is possible he set his price tag to high and lost out early in free agency.
Nevertheless he is coming to Arizona as a band-aid of sorts. Daryl Washington starts the season with a four game suspension. Washington is an emerging star and clearly the future.
Jasper Brinkley and Lorenzo Alexander will most likely compete for the other inside linebacker spot. But Dansby shouldn’t expect to be benched when Washington returns and can still expect to contribute to this defense. He started 16 games and 1,123 snaps last season.
#AzCardinals agree to 1-year deal with LB Karlos Dansby.
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) May 10, 2013