Dansby aims for Arizona Ring of Honor

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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.