View Full Version : Cardinals sign franchise player Karlos Dansby to a 1y/$8.065 million contract

04-17-2008, 06:39 PM
Cardinals signed franchise player Karlos Dansby to a one-year, $8.065 million contract.

The sides will continue long-term contract talks with a July 15 deadline in mind. Dansby thinks he's worth what Calvin Pace got from the Jets (six years, $42 million with $21.5 million guaranteed). Dansby, who led Arizona in tackles last year and can play inside and out, could probably aim higher.


05-30-2008, 01:52 PM
Cardinals GM Rod Graves expects long-term contract talks with franchise player Karlos Dansby to heat up shortly.

Graves says there's been scant conversation between the sides recently. Dansby signed his one-year, $8.065 million tender in mid-April. He's angling for a deal in the range of ex-teammate Calvin Pace (six years, $42 million).


06-20-2008, 06:30 PM
The Cardinals haven't spoken with franchise player Karlos Dansby in "several weeks."

The deadline for teams to get their franchise players signed to long-term contracts is July 15. If the Cardinals don't lock Dansby up before then, he must play under the one-year tender he signed in April. The sides have reportedly been playing phone tag, so clearly no agreement is imminent.


07-02-2008, 11:12 PM
The Arizona Republic guesses that the Cardinals are offering franchise player Karlos Dansby a deal in the Lofa Tatupu or Lance Briggs range.

Tatupu got $42 million over six years. Briggs' annual average is $6 million. Dansby's agent wants $9 million a year, or Calvin Pace money. There's next to no doubt that the Jets overpaid Pace, but the difference here is probably enough to prevent a deal from being struck before the July 15 deadline.


07-15-2008, 12:05 AM
The agent for Cardinals franchise player Karlos Dansby concedes that his client is unlikely to sign a long-term contract before Tuesday's deadline.

"I don't think it's going to happen," the agent said. "There's a very significant difference in the two business positions. We're quite far apart." Dansby, who had 98 tackles and four sacks in 2007, will make $8.065 million in 2008.


07-15-2008, 03:06 PM
Man, its too bad. Hopefully they can get something done between now and next offseason. Don't want to lose Dansby.