Dansby is on injured reserve with a toe injury.|||||||
Dansby will miss the game against the AFC East champion Patriots on Sunday.
Dansby will be the Arizona Cardinals franchise player for the second straight season. The linebacker failed to reach a long-term agreement with the team by Wednesday's deadline, meaning he will keep the franchise tag for the coming season. That means he will earn the average salary of the top five paid players at his position, about $9.7 million.|||||||
Dansby, who had a career-high 119 tackles last season, says he is disappointed but remains optimistic he will reach a long-term agreement with the Cardinals down the road.
The Arizona Cardinals have put a non-exclusive franchise tag on Dansby.|||||||
The move guarantees Dansby a salary of at least $9.7 million next season, the average salary of the five highest-paid players at his position. It also represents a 20 percent raise over what he made last year. The non-exclusive tag allows Dansby to field offers from other teams, but the Cardinals may match it or receive two first-round picks as compensation.
Dansby signed a one-year tender offer worth just over $8 million Thursday as the Arizona Cardinals' franchise player. Intermittent talks about a long-term deal have stalled.|||||||
Danby is considered one of the fastest and versatile players at his position in the NFL. He was switched from outside to inside linebacker last season and responded with a career-best 117 tackles, despite missing two games with a knee injury. He intercepted three passes and forced four fumbles.
The Arizona Cardinals have placed the franchise tag on linebacker Karlos Dansby.|||||||
The move prevents Dansby from becoming a free agent, but guarantees him a salary of just over $8 million. Dansby led the Cardinals in tackles last season with 117 despite missing two games. He also had 3 1/2 sacks, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.