Dansby flying to Miami tonight?

Posted by Darren Urban on March 4, 2010 – 3:46 pm

Well that didn’t take long. The National Football Post is reporting Karlos Dansby will be on a plane to Miami tonight, ostensibly to be ready to sign one of the first free-agent deals. Will Dansby land in Miami? He certainly has been long linked to the Dolphins. I don’t think he’d fly all the way out there if he didn’t have a pretty good idea what kind of cash they’d offer. And Dansby is one of those free agents who figures to be off the market rather quickly.

UPDATE: Or maybe he’s not going at all.

And so it begins.

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  1. By kdohi on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply


  2. By kauaicardsfan on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Man this sucks! I hope we can pick up some good FA’s and have a good draft, we have a lot of holes to fill !!!
    Everybody needs to step up now!!!

  3. By Jason Terry on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Good Luck in Miami Karlos. I hope you tear your ACL the moment you step off the plane in Miami.

  4. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Jason —

    Whoa there. Let’s keep this above board.

  5. By Keith on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply


  6. By Wampag on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    D I am getting a really sick feeling Rolle is one of my favorites and I guess I was dreaming that Karlos might stay but Rolle really hurts I hope he re-signs i never like this kind of gamble I have a feeling he is going to Chicago

  7. By AZ SPORT FAN on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Dansby wants more money…nothin we can do but wish him well and hope he gets what he wants. He’s a great player and I will always remember what he contributed to the team. GO CARDS!

  8. By CardsRep928 on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Dansby is a sandbagger who could have left a long ago he fits best in a 4-3…Rolle dont let the door hit you clowns on the way out…RJ will make you on afterthought, and larry foote will fill dansbys spot just fine

  9. By MoJo on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    I wish both Karlos and Rolle good luck, they have done good for us and I think they want to cash in now. It is OK we are going to do good with or without them. I have full faith in our back office and I wish them good luck in both free agency and draft.

  10. By Ruben R on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    if we loss karlos and rolle we will have too many holes to fill in that draft we need to sing a couple free agents to cover those holes if not we will be back to picking top ten in that draft everyyear like always

  11. By Big Red Fan on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hey now –

    It has been said time and time again, this is a business. When a team has success, it not not at all uncommon for guys to leave like this . . .

    Put yourself in that spot – have you ever left a job to get paid a lot more somewhere else doing the same thing? Just a thought . . .

  12. By chris on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    just be happy there in the nfl man ppl would kill to play in it and there whining on money thank god i got a drc jersy isted of rolle

  13. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hard to imagine Bill Parcells handing out 30+ million guaranteed to a franchise-tagged guy who recorded a combined 5 sacks and 3 INTs over his last two seasons.

  14. By C on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Would Cody Brown replace Dansby? or is he supposed to replace Okeafor?

  15. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    C —

    Brown is an OLB. Not sure the Cards have Dansby’s replacement on the roster at this moment.

  16. By Mike"Pay Q" on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Jason, Sorry but that is something a cowboy fan would say. No true Card fan could ever wish someone like KD to get hurt. Absolutely no class.

  17. By Eazy E on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Well Karlos was a great player here in arizona. I wish him well, my only beef once again with him is he wants more than he’s worth and more than any ILB is worth. I hope he gets an ENORMOUS contract from miami or whoever signs him, so we can acquire a big free agent in place of him depending on the contract he gets(i.e. Dunta Robinson). We also can sign another free agent 5.8 million dollars or more in salary because we lost in the divisional round, maybe that is Ryan Clark because I heard Rolle wants 8 million a year and the cardinals offered more than 6 million a year, he aint gettin A-Wil money. Or maybe a trade for Kerry Rhodes. Larry Foote we should also be interested in to take dansby’s spot and Joey Porter will be released as soon as free agency kicks off, so that’s another player we should be interested in.

    Free Agent Wish List:
    CB Dunta Robinson(HUGE UPGRADE over McFadden and anyone else at CB not named DRC on our roster, and would be one of the best duos at CB in the NFL with DRC).
    FS Ryan Clark(Rolle’s asking for 8 million a year, not gonna get Wilson’s money, Clark is a hard hitter, improving ball skills, and a nice complement to A-Wil).
    DE/OLB Joey Porter(Great pass rusher, 26.5 sacks for the last 2 seasons, we get that elite pass rusher at OLB).
    ILB Larry Foote(Replaces Dansby, Not as good as Dansby, but a very good football player and has 7 years of experience in the 3-4 with pittsburgh, had a good year with detroit). I give the cardinals alot of credit for how they are handling the Dansby and Rolle situations . They’ve offered Dansby 7-8 million a year and over 20 million guaranteed and he wants wayyyy more than that and Rolle wants Adrian Wilson money and they offered him more than 6 million a year. We may lose 2 quality players but they at least gave them market value. Time to replace them with other quality players starting with free agency.

  18. By Steve on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    I heard Rolle is looking for money around $8m per seaon which would make him amoung the top FSs in the NFL.

    I have been on record before saying he is a top 5 FS but that’s a ton of money to pour into a player especially with the lock out pending but someone is goping to pay it, just probably not the Cards.

  19. By MOE on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply


  20. By LadyCard04 on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    We’ve known Dansby would go – his only goal is money. We will be better off (eventually) with someone who WANTS to play for the Cardinal organization. He was an integral part of the team but not the TEAM. Unhappy players don’t play as well as they can play and don’t give 100% all the time.

    There are skilled players that are hungry to play, we will be better off in the long run with people who want to be here.

  21. By 949cardsfan on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Both Dansby and Rolle are expendable. Our ‘D’ was far from good last year with those two, Taylor Mays or Eric Berry, and Larry Foote would be an upgrade, and if somehow we could get dunta robinson too! Those three players would make our D top 5 in the NFC.

    What do you think Darren, is this feasable, its only 2 FA’s?

  22. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    949 —

    I don’t expect the Cards to chase big-name FAs, and Robinson will qualify.

  23. By mark on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hey darren you awnsered my question yesterday about Atogwe but I did hear he was given the lowest tender. What would that cost iin draft picks if the cards did try to put in an offer for him. I am trying to figure out what lowest tender means for a player like him or someone like him.

  24. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Mark —

    The low tender means Atogwe costs nothing in draft pick compensation, making him much more attractive. But any team must be careful — he was tendered, which means the Rams can match any offer. You don’t want to overpay, but any decent deal, the Rams will likely match. That’s their thought process, too.

  25. By Ditsip on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats Dansby! You earned that cash! Hope the best for you when you’re not playing against the Cards!

    Anyone wishing ill on him is an idiot. Dude played here under the Franchise tag twice and never complained once. He was a Card for as long as they could hold on to him.

  26. By Brett on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply


    Does this sound like a Albert Haynesworth tampering scenario?? Obviously he has already been pitched by miami and last time I checked that was against NFL regs right?? Thanks

  27. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Brett —

    If he has been pitched, and there is no proof, yes, it is tampering. But the guys who sign on the first day — in my opinion — always must have laid out some groundwork ahead of time. It’s impossible to think the richest contracts are the ones that are agreed to so quickly.

  28. By fitz 4 mt rushmore on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Darren how is Los already on his way to Miami? Isn’t he the Cards property until 11 pm central tonite? And I guess someome from the Dolpins hasn’t talked to Dansby yet. Isn’t this tampering?

  29. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Fitz 4 —

    Well, the latest report is that it is false (although everyone involved would be best off if, it was true, no one knew). As I said before, could it be tampering? Sure. Are we really that naive to think those kinds of things don’t go on?

  30. By Ruben R on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    hey darren that cardinals had a problem last year with that salary cap because of larrys contract now they cut antrelle because of his contract insnt that a reflection on a bad job rob grave is doin managing that cap.they dont even sign big name free agents like other teams and they still have a problem with that salary cap.i dont get it.

  31. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Ruben —

    Well, Graves’ boss just gave him a new four-year contract and the team is in the middle of its best run in almost 30 years, so I am guessing Graves must be doing something right.

  32. By Ruben R on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    thanks karlos but karlos reminds me of calvin pace ok players getting pay like probowl players Larry Foote could be a great replacement for dansby

  33. By Lone-Eagle on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Well if Dansby is aready on his way to Miami to predictably sign, then obviously he didn’t want to stay a Cardinal anyway. Obviously there is no lotalty on his part, as well as he is very greedy, and I don’t want to hear the nonsence that he wants to get paid.! What was the deal last year? 6 years/ 42 million, 20 million guaranteed, and he fired his agent and hired a new one because it wasn’t enough? God luck and peace out Dansby, I hope the grass is greener on the other side, no pun intended! As for Rolle, it has been an exciting ride. I really hope to see him back, but if he thinks he can make more money out there, good luck. I know he is looking for the kind of money that Wilson is making, but Wilson earned that money with blood, sweat, tears, but more importantly, LOYALTY!!!!!! He stuck with the team, when we were lousy! He could have very easily gone somewhere else for alot more money, but he believed, and the Cards are a better team for it. One more name I am compelled to bring up, God rest his soul< Pat Tillman! He could have gone to the Rams for alot more than the Bidwells offered him, but out of loyalty, he stuck around, and then to top it off, well we know the story. To both of you gentleman good luck. Also to answer your question from a couple of weeks ago Darren, I'll take the guaranteed money. You never know what life may throw at you!!

  34. By Alberto on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    KTAR reports that Rolle was offered 6 year 40 mil deal by the Cards (10 mil guaranteed). Darren, can you confirm this? thank you

  35. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Alberto —

    I can’t confirm the numbers exactly, although I was under the impression the guarantees were actually more than that. It doesn’t matter. Rolle was always going to check out the market, and the Cards are still in the Rolle hunt for now.

  36. By Nathan H on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Well, I’ll just hope Rolle stays with the Cards, but for the Cardinals I think we should really trade up in the draft to get Suh or McCoy, maybe trade Boldin away to move up. I think NT is a very key position in the 3-4 defense that the Cards haven’t had great strength from. I’m doubting whether Watson or Branch are going to develop into that player and I think getting Foote would be a much better option than say drafting another young LB to start this upcoming year, the LB core is going to be young as it is so more Experience at that position would be better. I mean obviously I think we should draft more LBs but I’d prefer NT.

  37. By juan on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren you See the cardinals trying to go after a safety in the draft or stick with Johnson? Taylor mayes would be a perfect fit

  38. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Juan —

    Depends on who is there when they pick. Remember, the Cards haven’t even built their draft board yet.

  39. By Andrew on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    If Rolle gets paid what he wants (which would make him the highest paid Safety in the league) then the Cardinals would’ve been making a mistake by signing him to that big of a deal. He wants 8 per year and the Cards offered 6… 6 is great for a player like him, good riddance..

    No hate for Dansby, good luck to him…

    I’m thinking MLB will be addressed via the draft, especially considering the recent success of rookie MLB’s…
    One FA move I think they need to make is at Nose Tackle, two teams released starters today, hopefully we will get someone there to fill the spot.

    Darren, what’s the early buzz on players the Cards are lookin at, anyone you’ve heard they wanna bring in to meet with? The only thing i’ve heard is Chad Pennington…

  40. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Andrew —

    Pennington is going to go back to Miami, I believe. I think they will look at QB David Carr, and LB Larry Foote, and maybe LB Joey Porter. I don’t see them running out and signing anyone until next week.

  41. By Barry on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    I figured Dansby was gone quick…but we can’t afford to lose Rolle. I hope the Cards push hard and pay him the money to stay…we need a good FS and we just don’t have depth in that spot. I’ll miss ya Dansby..but I can’t say I’m wishing your future team the best of luck. So much for the days of franchise players and dedication…all about the money not really the love of the game.

  42. By cardsfanSince88 on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    NOOOOO!!!!! oh man there go that playoffs for another hundred years! i dont juss mean cause of ROLL AND LOS but Warner too man that A LOT of talent GONE! juss like the diamondbacks after 2001 world championship traded the players away! DARREN IS THERE ANYTHING TO LOOK FWD TO ???

  43. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    CardsFanSince —

    Nope. The Cardinals are certain to finish last this season, finishing with the fewest points scored but allowing the most. I can only hope they win more than one game. If you need something to look forward to, there’s the No. 1 overall pick in 2011.

  44. By onarolle on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Man this really sucks losing the 2 good pieces in the d now to worry about what dockett will do most like not show up unless they pay him

  45. By Cards Fan on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    I feel like the Cards are crumbling right before our eyes… Warner, Dansby, Rolle, maybe Boldin, Gandy, Rackers……. What a helpless and empty feeling…

  46. By Scott H on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Well, that didn’t take long, did it? I’m picturing Karlos in Miami with pen in hand at midnight just waiting for one more minute to tick away so he can make his big splash. Congrats, Karlos, and see ya later. I don’t think you’re gonna be tasting ay post-season glory any time soon with the Dolphins but, hey what do you care? You’re getting paid and that’s all you really wanted.

    PS – To the person who wished him an ACL tear while getting off the plane in Miam1 – shame on you! We don’t want Karlos to tear the ACL BEFORE he signs with the Dolphins, we want him to tear it AFTER he signs with the Dolphins! If he tears it before signing that deal, then we’re stuck with a greedy bum who can’t play this year! C’mon, man! If you’re gonna wish hateful stuff on a guy, at least think it through first!

  47. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Scott —

    On your P.S., gotta admit, that was funny.

  48. By Chuck on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    I think Greg Toler did a solid job in limited duty. I know we’re really thin in the secondary, but I could see him helping us out more next season.

  49. By Chuck G. on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Admit I get bummed when players leave that have contributed greatly to our team, but something tells me everything is going to be ok next season. Cards fan since 1974. I thought Leinart did a solid job his first season. Now with some maturity I think he will be successful. Sure he will have some bad games, but I saw some awful ones from Kurt at times too.

  50. By Andrew on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for the update… would be pretty excited about either of those LB’s… especially Joey Porter though I do realize he is the longshot of those…

    PS Why is everyone so mad at Dansby but not Rolle??? Rolle has one good year and then dips on the Cardinals to be highest (over)paid safety instead of signing with the Cards for a little less…

  51. By dylan on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    CardsFanSince –

    Nope. The Cardinals are certain to finish last this season, finishing with the fewest points scored but allowing the most. I can only hope they win more than one game. If you need something to look forward to, there’s the No. 1 overall pick in 2011.?

    Darren you can be serious right?

  52. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Dylan —

    I assume you mean I can’t be serious.

    I also assume you have to be able to sense sarcasm.

  53. By Rich on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Rolle and Dansby are gone. Once they get on that plane, they are headed for new territory. Gotta think less about who we are losing, and more about who we can get. Hopefully they can resign Gandy and keep the O-line in tact. They’ll pick up a draft pick by trading Q, and can sign a veteran receiver to support Fitz, Steve & Early. Maybe another tight end. Not so much worried about the offense. But they need some linebackers, gotta get Ware back, need a starting safety and a pass rusher. Nobody talks about Berry’s retirement but its a loss. Most of all, we need “playmakers” on defense. Some guys just find the ball…find the play. Guys like Berry and Dansby and Rolle are those kind of guys. We need a strong draft as well. Its still early. The Cards have plenty of time to make some good moves. Graves and Whiz have done a solid job the past few years. No reason to think that won’t continue. I just renewed my season tix.

  54. By Brayden on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    If the Bidwell’s weren’t cheap, We’d dominate the NFL.

  55. By darrenurban on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Brayden —

    Explain to me — in context — how the Bidwills are cheap based on the current events. What would you pay Antrel Rolle? Karlos Dansby? Whatever they want?

  56. By dylan on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    yeah i figured lol just making sure

  57. By Andrew on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    STOP CRYING!!!!! They are making the right business decisions!!! Go be a Redskins fan!!! They sign all kinds of big free agents but thats not getting them anywhere… let graves do his thing

  58. By Tbru on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    Jake Delhomme is now available. I would sign him over Bulger or Pennington any day of the week. Really hate to see Rolle go. Thanks for your contributions Antrell and Karlos. Gonna be a whole new defense next year, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

    Not sure why the Bidwell bashing, I would rather build a team than pay a few random individuals, a boatload of money.

  59. By NYCARDSFAN on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    Everybody calm down and take a deep breath. Dont be so quick to worry about next season. Look at what we still have, not what we stand to lose. We have Whisenhunt and most of the rest of the coaches that have turned a lot of the players into what they are. Its obvious to me that upper management still has a commitment to keep us going as a winning team with a goal to earn that elusive respect as a powerful contender in the NFL. IN WHISENHUNT WE TRUST!!!! Were gonna get our gaps in the line filled and if anyone can do it…Whis can!

  60. By JP on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    You all are jumping off the ban wagon. This is a different AZ organization. I think the Cards are doing the right thing. Besides, this is only day one of a very long off season and the Cards picked up a couple of quality draft picks and have freed up some $$ to spend. Anything could happen. The organization took care of Whiz and Graves. Whiz will take care of the rest. Have some Faith and get rid of the Gold Diggers. Go Cards!!!!!

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