Browns cutting veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby

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The Browns finally got a player to take their money today, so naturally, somebody else had theirs taken away.

According to Pat McManamon of, the Browns have informed linebacker Karlos Dansby that he’s being released.

Dansby should have seen this coming, after the Browns signed Jets inside linebacker Demario Davis this morning to a two-year, $8 million deal.

Then again. He might not mind. During an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio this morning, Dansby referred to his stint in Cleveland as being less than fun.

“The last two years may have been the toughest two years I’ve ever had in the league by far,” the 34-year-old Dansby said. 

Of course, there is a trade-off, as he signed a four-year, $24 million deal there in 2014 to endure that torture. But now he’s free, to find a better situation and someone to pay him.

35 responses to “Browns cutting veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby

  1. This guy has always been a loser chasing the money.

    Gee, I wonder why you had “two tough years” in Cleveland. You CHOSE to go there, moron.

  2. If Dansby can’t be a Cleveland Brown, how can ” Money down the Duane Bow ” remain on the team ?
    Talk about under producing and way over paid !

  3. The browns are purging the older high paid players obviously. It makes sense moneywise, but keeping some veteran leadership might make sense also. Dansby’s play was average at best in Cleveland, and his salary didn’t match up with his output. I’m not sure how any player whose getting paid millions to play a game can cry and complain when they get cut when they know its just a business decision. Someone else will overpay for his services, then he will be a happy camper again.

  4. pj1983a says:
    Mar 16, 2016 1:16 PM

    And the roster purge continues…
    Teams should be lining up to see what they could pilfer at this point. Mia should look into Joe Thomas as well.

  5. Bring him back to Miami on a cheap 2 yr deal, Let him mentor the young bucks there until the new coaching staff figures out the ILB situation.

  6. From what I have heard on this it was a mutual parting ways. He was way over paid for a team that is so far out of contention in the first place.

  7. beachsidejames says:
    Mar 16, 2016 1:31 PM

    34 years old? Its over.


    So he was on a bad team, and got 108 tackles, 3 INT’s, and 2 TD’s.

    Yeah… he can’t possibly help another team.

  8. Hey, I like Karlos, I do. But this guy is a “Money Chaser”. He doesn’t care about being on a Super Bowl Contender.

    He left Arizona that went to the playoffs in back to back years in ’08 and ’09 and chased the money to Miami, spent 3 years on a dysfunctional team and went back to ‘Zona played on a very good 10-6 team that just missed the playoffs, chased the money again to, of all places, Cleveland. Really?

    Karlos doesn’t care about winning, he’s about the money. I hope to God, Arizona doesn’t come calling again.

  9. Unless they are planning on some blockbusters, like Von Miller, Alshon Jeffery, Muhammed Wilkerson, or Kirk Cousins, I don’t get it.

    Perhaps Hue is getting rid of dissenters so he can start fresh?

    The minimum spending is going to be an issue if they keep cutting guys. They need to get to a 90% of the total cap spend over a 3 year(?) period I think?

  10. He had a better chance of winning in Cleveland than he’d have with the Flippers.

  11. beachsidejames says:
    Mar 16, 2016 1:31 PM
    34 years old? Its over.

    Maybe I wouldn’t want my team to sign him to a 4 year deal but he’s missed all of 12 games in 12 years and his numbers are still great.

  12. rutherforddabrave says:
    Mar 16, 2016 1:30 PM

    They must have listened. He gone.

  13. I liked Dansby, but he’s 34. Likely wouldn’t find a trade partner, as rocky as the Browns free agency period has been, in my eyes, I don’t know why anyone would suggest this is another Browns misstep.

    I also don’t know why anyone here would be clamoring to sign him. Especially a Dolphins fan. Your team isn’t ready to make a championship run and Dansby has what, MAYBE 2 seasons left in him?

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