Karlos Dansby Appears to be on Buffalo Bills Radar


Sept. 16, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Karlos Dansby (58) looks on during a game against the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 35-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills could be looking to add veteran free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby as he is the last big name out there since James Harrison signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dansby will be visiting Buffalo today and tomorrow.

Early in free agency Dansby was released by Dolphins as they decided to go a different route at linebacker with the signing of former Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. Dansby has spent his last three seasons in Miami as he began his career with the Arizona Cardinals and made a name for himself as a second round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Last season, Dansby had 134 tackles and played in all 16 games. He has been a consistent player, making plays, and most of all has stayed healthy during his career. Karlos Dansby will be an upgrade as Nick Barnett is not with the team anymore but picked up some fire power by adding Manny Lawson this offseason who will contribute. In terms of middle linebacker, Dansby should be able to win the job as Kelvin Sheppard did not show the Bills anything to make them keep him there. Sheppard only had 80 tackles with two sacks in 16 games last season.

With a new head coach in Doug Marrone and a new defensive coordinator in Mike Pettine, the Bills could use Karlos Dansby to help anchor the linebacker core and the defense.

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