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Revisiting Karlos Dansby for Cardinals

Karlos Dansby left the Arizona Cardinals in free agency following the 2010 NFL season.

The linebacker was back at team headquarters for a free-agent visit this week as the team considered its options at the position.

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The welcoming party might have been a little underwhelming. Reggie Walker, Lyle Sendlein, Levi Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Leach, Rashad Johnson, Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett are the only players remaining on the roster from when Dansby was last with the team.

Another connection: Todd Bowles, the Cardinals' defensive coordinator. Bowles was with the Miami Dolphins when Dansby signed with the team in free agency for the 2010 season.

The Cardinals could use insurance and depth at inside linebacker with starter Daryl Washington facing a four-game suspension and possibly additional sanctions to start the season.

Dansby, 31, started every game and played nearly all the snaps for the Dolphins last season. His contract was scheduled to carry a 2013 cap number near $8.6 million, however, and Miami released him. The move surprised Dansby. Buffalo has also shown interest.