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Karlos Dansby

Karlos Dansby - #58 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 11/03/1981
Birthplace Birmingham, AL
College Auburn
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 2nd round, 1st pick by Cardinals

Dansby, Dolphins not losing a step in new 'D'

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Dolphins MLB Karlos Dansby spoke with PFW about his new position and Miami's early success on defense.

Key matchup: Raiders RB Darren McFadden vs. Dolphins front seven

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In Friday’s key matchup, respective team strengths will be facing off in a big game for two struggling teams, the Raiders and Dolphins.

Dolphins ready for transition to 4-3 defense

Posted Feb. 04, 2012 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
The Dolphins will experience some personnel changes on defense under Kevin Coyle, but their aggressive style should remain.

Slimmed-down Dansby big reason for Dolphins' improved 'D'

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
it's no coincidence the Dolphins' first two wins came in the team's best defensive performances, when its best defensive player, ILB Karlos Dansby, finally played to his potential.

Dolphins ILB Burnett should free up Dansby for big plays

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 10:06 p.m. ET
New Dolphins ILB Kevin Burnett has the coverage and playmaking abilities to help free up Karlos Dansby, but he is a downgrade vs. the run compared to Channing Crowder.

Dolphins ILB Edds ready to help team's nickel 'D'

Posted June 09, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Dolphins ILB A.J. Edds missed his entire rookie season with a torn ACL. Having him back and healthy should give a boost to the team's nickel defense and coverage units.

Dolphins place Dansby on I.R.

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The Dolphins placed ILB Karlos Dansby on injured reserve Friday and ruled TE Anthony Fasano and OT Lydon Murtha out for their season finale against the Patriots.

Insider: Whisenhunt deserves better

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:34 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has been hurt by the Arizona franchise's refusal to keep top talent.

Dolphins' defense takes a step back

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
The Joe Flacco-Ray Rice connection punished the Dolphins' defense on Sunday, handing Miami its first road loss of the season.

Dolphins may look to Smith to shut down tight ends

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
With the struggles the Dolphins have had covering opposing tight ends, Miami might want to use former starting CB Sean Smith and his size to stop the bleeding.

Dolphins ILB Crowder misses practice to see specialist

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Dolphins starting ILB Channing Crowder suffered a setback this week and had to see a specialist as he recovers from a groin injury that has kept him out of the first three games.

Cardinals fade fast without key pieces

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:38 a.m. ET
The Cardinals' 2-1 start is a testament to the quality of Ken Whisenhunt's coaching staff, not the current talent level on the roster, which was drained following the departure of four key players this offseason.

Dolphins' defense shines in 15-10 victory over Bills

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
LB Karlos Dansby led Miami's new-look defense with eight tackles and a sack, RB Ronnie Brown scored from a yard out and Dan Carpenter kicked two field goals in leading the Dolphins to a 15-10 victory over the Buffalo ...

Cardinals' defense muddled in the middle

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 10:08 p.m. ET
While the Cardinals believe both Kerry Rhodes and Joey Porter should help a defense that left a lot to be desired in the playoffs, we hear the team is quite concernd over the gaping hole in the middle of the ...

Rhodes reverses Cardinals' downhill course

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
Just one day after what seemed like full-scale Armageddon for many Cardinals boosters, newly acquired S Kerry Rhodes immediately added a badly needed ray of sunshine in the desert.

Dolphins’ defense still has many question marks

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
The Dolphins have filled one need with the signing of playmaking ex-Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby, but their defense is in need of more remodeling.

Dolphins reel in Dansby

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 10:09 p.m. ET
The Dolphins have agreed to a contract with Karlos Dansby, considered the top linebacker on the unrestricted free-agent market. The former Cardinal accepted a five-year, $43 million deal Friday night, with $22 million guaranteed, according to wire service reports.

Dansby's numbers may not yield desired deal

Posted Feb. 18, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
In the first of a series of scouting reports analyzing 15 key players slated to become free agents March 5, we look at Cardinals ILB Karlos Dansby.

Dansby still unlikely to remain a Cardinal

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Despite his tremendous effort in the Cardinals' wild-and-crazy wild card victory over the Packers, we hear the team has other players with contract concerns who are considered to be bigger priorities than ILB Karlos Dansby.


Posted Jan. 01, 2011
Dansby is on injured reserve with a toe injury.||||||| Dansby will miss the game against the AFC East champion Patriots on Sunday.
Posted July 15, 2009
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.
Posted Feb. 18, 2009
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.
Posted April 17, 2008
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.
Posted Feb. 14, 2008
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.