Dansby expected to hire Fitzgerald's agents

April, 6, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Cardinals' negotiations with linebacker Karlos Dansby have taken a detour now that the franchise player has fired agent Kirk Wood, as Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

Somers' information -- that Dansby plans to hire agents Eugene Parker, Roosevelt Barnes and Paul Lawrence -- matches what an NFL source told me as well. NFLPA rules require a five-day waiting period between firing one agent and hiring another, so nothing will become official until that period passes, presumably later in the week.

This move will set back negotiations in the short term, but if Dansby wasn't happy with what Wood was putting together, he probably wasn't going to sign a deal anytime soon.

Parker, Barnes and Lawrence already represent prominent Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Adrian Wilson.

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