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Karlos Dansby, Arizona Cardinals strike one-year deal

Karlos Dansby played his first six seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, excelling enough to be the team's franchise player for two consecutive years before leaving for the Miami Dolphins on one of the largest contracts ever given to an inside linebacker.

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After three years with the Dolphins, Dansby is headed "home." The Cardinals announced Friday that Dansby agreed to terms on a one-year contract. Dansby will help take snaps while Daryl Washington is suspended to start the year and eventually could wind up starting next to Washington.

The Cardinals have quietly enjoyed a nice offseason, and Dansby fits right in. He's no longer at the peak of his career, but he adds quality veteran leadership and intelligence to a talented defense. The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills previously showed interest in Dansby.

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