Wednesday, May 8, 2013
By Tom Carpenter
Last month, the Buffalo Bills met with free agent Karlos Dansby, but the inside linebacker didn't ink with the team. The two sides were expected to stay in touch going forward, but it appears that another team could swoop in and sign Dansby.
Extra910.com's Mike Jurecki tweeted Tuesday that Dansby is scheduled to meet with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday, noting that, "based on recent events Cards need an insurance policy at linebacker."
Those events include Daryl Washington's recent arrest for domestic assault. He already is suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy and may face further punishment from the league for the arrest.
ESPN AFC East blogger James Walker thinks that both the Bills and Cards could use Dansby's help:
James WalkerBills have competition for Karlos Dansby
"The Bills are going over a drastic makeover at linebacker under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Buffalo cut veteran Nick Barnett, signed Manny Lawson in free agency and traded Kelvin Sheppard to the Indianapolis Colts for pass-rusher Jerry Hughes. The Bills also drafted former Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso in the second round. Dansby could add consistency and veteran leadership to their linebacking corps and also has plenty of experience playing against offenses in the AFC East. But Arizona is a real possibility for Dansby because of the familiarity. The Cardinals also have a strong need now that Pro Bowl linebacker Daryl Washington was suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and was recently arrested for allegations of domestic assault. Returning to the Cardinals sounds like a good match for Dansby. Bills fans should keep an eye on this development."