Last year, linebacker Karlos Dansby fell into the laps of the Arizona Cardinals, after he was cut by the Dolphins. This year, the Cardinals don’t want to let Dansby get away.
On Friday, coach Bruce Arians addressed whether the team hopes to keep Dansby during an appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.
“There’s no doubt,” Arians said. “We offered Karlos a contract the day after the season.”
The offer apparently wasn’t good enough for Dansby, along with any offers made since.
“We’re still in the negotiation process,” Arians said. “But, yeah, he’s a major priority because of what he brought to the table for us as a leader. We definitely would love to have him back.”
Dansby was a second-round pick of the Cardinals in 2004. After his rookie contract ended, the Cardinals kept him around via the franchise tag twice. In 2010, he signed with the Dolphins.
The franchise tag isn’t an option this time around, unless the Cardinals want to pay Dansby quarterback money, since it would be the third franchise tag of his career.