Karlos Dansby is more than a linebacker. He's a seer.
Released by the Browns earlier this month, the 34-year-old veteran told Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot: "I'm sure the Bengals are licking their chops right now."
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He wasn't wrong.
Dansby has always been a playmaker -- he logged a pair of pick-sixes last season for the third time in his career -- but he showed his age against the run.
Despite plenty of time in the 3-4 defense, Dansby will find work in Cincy's 4-3 scheme. While Rey Maualuga and Vincent Rey are under contract at middle linebacker, Dansby is an upgrade over A.J. Hawk for a defense that also must account for Vontaze Burfict's three-game suspension.
Bengals defensive backs coach Kevin Coyle knows Dansby from their time together in Miami, while the Bengals know him as one of the few players who posed a threat on Cleveland's defense over the past two seasons.
With the way Cincy handles and utilizes veteran talent, look for the club to squeeze production out of its new addition.