When the Chicago Bears locked onto defensive end Julius Peppers on Thursday night, they dropped out of the Antrel Rolle sweepstakes.
Now that the Dolphins have signed linebacker Karlos Dansby, they apparently have abandoned the pursuit of Rolle, too.
Per a league source, the negotiations for Rolle’s services have focused on the Giants and the Cardinals.
It makes sense. With Miami giving $22 million and $8.5 million per year to Dansby, investing $8 million annually in Rolle would represent the kind of free spending that should be avoided by a team that sometimes struggles to fill its stadium.
Thus, barring something unforeseen, Rolle will remain a Cardinal or become a Giants, probably soon.