Karlos Dansby LB CIN 1 month ago

Dansby is on track to open the season as Cincinnati's starting SAM linebacker, the team's official website reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Vontaze Burfict suspended for four games and A.J. Hawk released Tuesday, the Bengals likely plan for Dansby and Vincent Rey to flank middle linebacker Rey Maualuga early in the season. 2015 third-round selection Paul Dawson should also be in the mix for snaps, but it's not out of the question that Dansby could earn a three-down role. The 34-year-old recently signed with Cincinnati on a one-year contract worth up to $2 million, with a $700,000 signing bonus, according to ESPN's Coley Harvey.

Karlos Dansby LB CIN 2 months ago

Dansby is signing with the Bengals, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Released by the division-rival Browns a couple weeks ago, the 34-year-old Dansby may have to compete for snaps in Cincinnati, despite recording 108 tackles and three interceptions last season. At the very least, he'll help the Bengals get by while Vontaze Burfict (suspension) sits out the first three weeks of the season.

Karlos Dansby LB CIN 2 months ago

The Browns have released Dansby.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 34-year-old Dansby, who recorded 108 tackles and three picks for the Browns last season, will be replaced in the Cleveland defense by fellow inside linebacker Demario Davis. For his part, Dansby expects to catch on elsewhere in short order. "I know a lot of teams are licking their chops right now," Dansby noted Wednesday. "A lot of teams are looking for linebackers right now. One of the best guys to ever play the game is on the market. That's the numbers saying it. Not me saying it, it's just the numbers."

Karlos Dansby LB CIN 2 months ago

The Browns are reportedly poised to release Dansby, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This bit of info comes via Dansby himself, with the Browns evidently having paved the way for such a move by signing fellow inside linebacker Demario Davis as a free agent Wednesday.

Karlos Dansby LB CIN 5 months ago

Dansby, who had seven combined tackles in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, finished the season with 108 tackles (62 solo), three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dansby has always been a valuable IDP due to his tackling prowess from the inside linebacker position, but 2015 was especially productive, as two of those interceptions were ran back for scores. After missing four games last year due to various ailments, Dansby appeared in all 16 contests for the fourth time in the last five seasons. Look for Dansby to once again be a strong IDP option when he serves a similar role in his age-35 season.

Karlos Dansby LB CIN 5 months ago

Dansby (toe) is active Sunday against the Steelers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dansby did not see the practice field all week, but will suit up nonetheless and look to build on a season in which he has already accumulated 101 combined tackles.

Karlos Dansby LB CIN 5 months ago

Dansby (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dansby missed practiced all week, so he's no lock to play in Sunday's game, a 1:00 ET kickoff. The linebacker heads into Week 17 with 101 tackles and three picks in 15 games to date.

Karlos Dansby LB CIN 6 months ago

Dansby recorded a team-high six tackles in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With 79 tackles, two picks and a forced fumble in 10 games to date, Dansby has been an asset in IDP formats, though the Browns' Week 11 bye will require those who have been relying on him to find a substitute at the linebacker position for this week.

Karlos Dansby LB CIN 7 months ago

Dansby had five solo tackles, two assisted tackles, a stuff, and a forced fumble in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dansby continues to be a bright spot on a Browns team that so desperately needs play makers. As he still leads the Browns in tackles, he should be on the radar for IDP players with his routine high tackle totals.

Karlos Dansby LB CIN 7 months ago

Dansby collected his first two interceptions of the 2015 season in Sunday's loss to Denver, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He also had seven tackles (five solo) in the outing.

Competitive Edge Analysis

An ankle injury limited Dansby in practice all week, but that didn't stop him from producing a spectacular output in a tough loss. The 33-year-old will always be on the IDP radar due to a high tackle total, but his first pick-six since December of 2013 was surely a treat for owners. Dansby had a career-best four interceptions that year, and is already halfway to that total six games into 2015, thanks to the solid effort Sunday.