A familiar name and face is about to become a free agent. Veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby, who has had two stints with the Arizona Cardinals , was informed by the Cleveland Browns he will be released. He told reporter Mary Kay Cabot "it's time for me to go get a ring."
Dansby joined the Browns after the 2013 season, signing a four-year, $24 million contract after a fantastic one-year stay in Arizona, his second with the team. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals and played six seasons there, receiving the franchise tag twice, before leaving in free agency to play for the Miami Dolphins. He played three season there before being cut in a salary cap move and rejoined Arizona in 2013 on a one-year deal. He had 122 tackles, 6.5 sacks and four interceptions.
Now 34 years old, he was productive in Cleveland, too. He had 93 tackles, three sacks and a pick in 12 games in 2014, and followed that up with 109 tackles and three interceptions this past season.
Many fans were bitter when he left, feeling he chased a paycheck. There has not been any word about interest on the Cardinals' end, but he certainly might enjoy coming back to Arizona, where he still has a home.
Should the Cardinals be interested in bring 'Los' back on another one-year deal? He is a great guy in the locker room, he practices hard and is still very productive. He has missed only 12 games in 12 seasons (four of them in 2014) and since he entered the league in 2004, no linebacker has played more snaps and only one has had more tackles.
Would he be a good fit for a team looking to win it all in 2016?