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Dansby visits the Bengals

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The Bengals reportedly were interested in trading for linebacker Rolando McClain.  They now have interest in another available linebacker.

Per a league source, Karlos Dansby is visiting the Bengals on Wednesday.

Cut by the Dolphins as Miami signed multiple free-agent defenders, Dansby hasn’t gotten many/any sniffs.

He has experience in both the 3-4 and 4-3 defense.  It’s unclear whether the Bengals would play him inside or outside.

The Bengals also recently brought in free-agent safety Kerry Rhodes for a look-see.  Signing either or both would fit with the team’s recent habit of letting the market soften before pouncing on veteran defensive players with recognizable names.

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13 Responses to “Dansby visits the Bengals”
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Apr 10, 2013 10:38 AM

    Dansby can play. The Bengals would be wise to sign him. Maleuauga (sp.?) just hasn’t been the answer.

  2. jebdamone says: Apr 10, 2013 10:47 AM

    why aren’t the vikings looking at either of these guys?

  3. pskotte says: Apr 10, 2013 11:26 AM

    Either one or both would be positive additions at bargain basement prices. Completely in line with Mike Brown’s demonstrated strategy.

  4. lbroberts123 says: Apr 10, 2013 11:30 AM

    I was really hoping the Ravens would take a chance on Dansby. The Bengals would be getting a good player is they sign him. Very solid linebacker.

  5. stoptrippn says: Apr 10, 2013 11:39 AM

    Rhodes is a back up to Mays

  6. tiggerblood says: Apr 10, 2013 11:54 AM

    Mays stinks all the athletic ability no football smarts.

  7. tsuscrumhalf says: Apr 10, 2013 11:55 AM

    Dansby would be a great signing. Wanted the Ravens to grab him rather than McClain, so we’ll see how that pans out. Good guy. Good player. Leader on & off the field. Hoping he says NO to Cincy!

  8. phinfan says: Apr 10, 2013 12:32 PM

    hmmm… maybe ireland did know what he was doing afterall?!

  9. bengalskuta82 says: Apr 10, 2013 1:28 PM

    I actually do think the Ravens are getting a good player in Rolando Mclain

  10. bigdinla says: Apr 10, 2013 3:28 PM

    Dansby has not been signed because he is not going to come cheap. McClain will be a vet min with bonus. Dansby will be at least 5 million a year.

  11. joetoronto says: Apr 11, 2013 4:43 AM

    Sorry, Carlos. There’s no money for you in Cincinnati.

  12. dutchhmaster says: Apr 11, 2013 8:02 AM

    Dansby is nothing special. He made a lot of tackles a season ago, but many of those were 10+ yards down the field. He also misses about as many tackles as he actually makes. And to cap it off, he talks too much. That’s probably the biggest reason why the Dolphins got rid of him. He’s a future HOFer in his books, and he is probably overplaying his hand as he will probably be unsigned in the 2013 season as a result.

  13. tiggerblood says: Apr 11, 2013 11:47 PM

    The Bengals are defensive leader away from being elite on defense. This guy brings it, wouldn’t mind a trash talker bring a lil swagger to the d. I heard that Jonathan Cyprien likes to talk too. Sign Dansby, Harrison and draft Cyprien please!

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