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Report: Browns likely to make a run at Karlos Dansby

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Well, now we know why linebacker Karlos Dansby hasn’t accepted a two-year offer worth $10 million to $12 million to stay with the Cardinals.

Mary Kay Cabot of reports that the Browns are likely to pursue Danbsy once free agency opens at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.  Dansby, who at age 32 is nearly two years older than former Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, would replace Jackson (now with the Colts) in coach Mike Pettine’s defense.

The Browns may have competition beyond the Cardinals for Danbsy.  Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans also are interested in Dansby.  During his first stint in Arizona, he played for new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Dansby has enjoyed a significant career rebirth in the last year.  In 2013, the Dolphins cut Danbsy loose after signing Dannell Ellerbe away from the Ravens.

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17 Responses to “Report: Browns likely to make a run at Karlos Dansby”
  1. burgandy2260 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:51 AM

    This guy is a leader everywhere he goes. Any team that signs him instantly gets better. Yah that Ellerbe thing worked out huh dolphins?

  2. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 11, 2014 7:53 AM

    What free agent would willingly go to the Browns?

  3. hpente86 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:01 AM

    Dansby is one of the better coverage linebackers making him more effective than DQuell

  4. whodeybengalsfan says: Mar 11, 2014 8:08 AM

    Report: Karlos Dansby likely to retire after being pursued by the Cleveland Browns in free agency.

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 11, 2014 8:12 AM

    The Cleveland Browns are only two wide receivers, a running back, a guard, a tackle, two linebackers, and a defensive tackle away from being a 9 win team.

  6. timmons94 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:22 AM

    6 years in a row with at least 11 losses and same story every year. Browns are team to watch out for. Ton of cap room. Yet every year they lose at least 11 games… 7 in the books

  7. solnosky says: Mar 11, 2014 8:28 AM

    They don’t need a defensive tackle.

  8. guvsta says: Mar 11, 2014 8:31 AM

    Buyer beware!

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 11, 2014 8:58 AM

    Bill Polian ranked Dansby as a “C” category FA which means less than $2MM per year and less than 2 years. He was WAY off!

  10. wyrdawg says: Mar 11, 2014 9:17 AM

    Much respect to Karlos, but if this happens… there’s an entire doctorate in journalism going on in Cleveland.

  11. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 11, 2014 9:29 AM

    You’re right, solnosky.

    Do they need more than two linebackers and a safety?!?

    Why were they 18th in RUSH Defense?!?

  12. denverdude7 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:34 AM

    Dansby is too smart a player to actually sign with the hot mess that is The Factory of Sadness.

    Use them as a bargaining chip?… absolutely. But actually sign with them? NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

  13. luz56 says: Mar 11, 2014 10:02 AM

    Dansby will be the classic case of a guy chasing dollars vs winning…Good offer from Cards (I don’t agree with) … Dansby is at 20 watt bulb in a 100 watt socket.. Glad he’s got football talent

  14. snag535 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:25 AM

    adding a older player nearing the end of his career,leadership maybe ,speed doubtful.

  15. redbirdsrising says: Mar 11, 2014 11:27 AM

    We’ll see if its winning vs money with Dansby. If he takes a better offer in Cleveland, then it’s about the money. If he stays in AZ at 6m per… then it’s about being dominant at his position and a chance to go to the playoffs again.

  16. kingdm8 says: Mar 11, 2014 1:21 PM

    Since when is Cabot ever right about anything?

  17. martinslunchtray says: Mar 11, 2014 2:24 PM

    Better coverage??? Ask ANY TE that he played against while with Miami!

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