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Bengals to sign veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby

Karlos Dansby is more than a linebacker. He's a seer.

Released by the Browns earlier this month, the 34-year-old veteran told's Mary Kay Cabot: "I'm sure the Bengals are licking their chops right now."

He wasn't wrong.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Cincinnati will sign Dansby on Tuesday after the former Cardinals and Dolphins standout visited the team last week.

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.

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