The team announced Friday that they have signed Dansby to a one-year deal. It will be Dansby’s second stint in the desert as the Cardinals drafted him in the second round of the 2004 draft and he spent six years with the team before heading to Miami.
Dansby garnered a good deal of interest around the league after the Dolphins released him early in the offseason, but the Cardinals might have pushed a little harder because of the uncertainty around linebacker Daryl Washington right now. Washington is going to serve a four-game suspension to start the year after violating the league’s substance abuse policy and he was arrested last week on domestic violence charges that could lead to more league discipline down the road.
Dansby would be a good fit as a fill-in for Washington and should be able to contribute once he’s back as well. He was in on 134 tackles for the Dolphins last season and has played in all but eight regular season games his teams have played over the course of his nine-year career.