The Cleveland Browns jumped into free agency with both feet. They signed a couple of guys to good-sized contracts, and one of those contracts is difficult to understand.
Signing 32-year-old Karlos Dansby to a 4 year deal worth 24 million dollars with 14 of that guaranteed, make us wonder if he will last 4 years with the Cleveland Browns.
How many 36-year-old line-backers are playing in the NFL these days? Dansby is a great player, but his age is something of a concern. I personally would have been more excited with a younger player, but someone in the Browns front office thinks 32 is not too old to make a difference.
Dansby made 1.55 million in 2013. He was a good players for the Cardinals. He had 4 interceptions and 113 tackles on the season. He has played in the NFL for 10 years.
7 of the ten years he played for the Cardinals and 3 years, he played for the Miami Dolphins. Dansby is a good-sized guy, standing at 6’4″ tall and weighing in at 243 lbs.
He will be a big help to the Browns if he can stay healthy. In his 10 year career, he has started 142 games and that includes 11 starts his rookie season.
He can get after the quarterback, last season Dansby registered 6-1/2 sacks. He has 38 career sacks. But 32-years-old, really, this is the best the Browns could do? I guess we wait and hope Dansby can stay healthy for 4 years.
I just thought a replacement for D’Qwell Jackson would be younger, after all, DQ was only 28-years-old……
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