He started his career in Arizona nine years ago. Three years after leaving, linebacker Karlos Dansby is back.
“It’s a blessing to have this opportunity chase a ring with two guys I know I came in with, Darnell Dockett and Larry Fitzgerald,” Dansby told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Another opportunity to take a stab at it. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, I had to advantage of it just to take a shot at to be a legend, and try to get in that Ring of Honor.”
Dansby said he decided to return to Arizona after being cut by the Dolphins because “[i]t’s comfortable, man.”
“I was already out here working out and training anyway,” Dansby said. “I still had the house out here. I never sold it. Family was here, just had another son. It’s perfect timing, man. It’s the perfect fit and they needed my services. They wanted me back in the building. [G.M.] Steve Keim had a vision. . . . It was a no-brainer, man. They opened their arms to me, and I came back.”
Dansby left the Cardinals after spending two years under the franchise tag. To keep him for a third year, Arizona would have been required to offer him the quarterback tender.
He arrives at a time when the inside linebacker position is in flux, to say the least. Daryl Washington has received a four-game suspension, and he recently was arrested for battery involving a female victim who emerged with a broken collarbone. The Cardinals added LSU linebacker Kevin Minter in the second-round of the 2013 draft.