Looking for stopgap, Cardinals meet with LB Dansby

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The Arizona Cardinals are seemingly looking for insurance at the linebacker spot, in particular Daryl Washington’s inside linebacker spot.

Free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby – who began his NFL career with the Cardinals back in 2004 – visited the team on Wednesday, per XTRA910’s Mike Jurecki and NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

Before arriving to meet the Cardinals, Dansby met with the Bengals and Bills, but couldn’t come to an agreement with either team.

Dansby is also getting interest from the Jets, Falcons and Texans.

Dansby played six years for the Cardinals. He played in 90 games (82 starts) and had 25 sacks, 444 tackles and 10 interceptions.

Jurecki is reporting that Dansby is in search of a multi-year contract, which may put a snag in any type of negotiations. Arizona already has Jasper Brinkley and second-round pick Kevin Minter in place, and they’re hoping to have Washington back in some form or another this season.

Washington is set to sit out the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

There’s no idea what the league could do regarding the domestic violence case Washington is currently involved in. He was arrested and booked on two counts of aggravated assault.

Depending on what happens in this case and what the NFL and the Cardinals decide to do with Washington, maybe a multi-year deal with Dansby might be in order, providing he’s still on the market.