Report: New York Giants Pursuing Former Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst IMarch 13, 2013

MIAMI - AUGUST 27: Linebacker Karlos Dansby #58 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates his fumble recovery against the Atlanta Falcons during preseason action at Sun Life Stadium on August 27, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants pursuit of a middle linebacker just added another name to the mix.

According to Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports in Florida, the Giants are pursuing Karlos Dansby.


Karlos Dansby's father, Samuel Dansby, told FOX Sports Florida teams in mix to sign his Miami-released son include Giants, Ravens, Falcons.

— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 13, 2013



Tomasson's source was the father of the 31-year-old linebacker, Samuel Dansby, who said that the Giants were one of three teams interested in his services.

The other two; the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons.

In 2012, Dansby had 134 total tackles for the Dolphins, 101 of which were solo tackles, with a sack and a forced fumble.

Before joining the Dolphins in 2010 as a free agent, Dansby played six years with the Arizona Cardinals and was on the team when they went to Super Bowl XLIII back in the 2008 season.

Dansby would be an immediate upgrade at middle linebacker over Chase Blackburn, who is also a free agent.

The Giants were trying to bring Blackburn back for 2013, but even if they did, the Giants still could have used other options for a unit that struggled in 2012.

When Dansby was a free agent in 2010, there were some whispers of the Giants potentially going after him in free agency, but the Dolphins beat everyone to the punch by signing him to a five-year, $43 million deal.

Dansby was just released this week by the Dolphins after three years with the team.

It makes a lot of sense for the Giants to be pursuing Dansby, and I think he would be a nice fit to the Giants defense.

So far in free agency, the Giants have signed defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, cornerback Aaron Ross and kicker Josh Brown.

Could Dansby be next for Big Blue? Only time will tell.

Stay tuned, Giants fans.