The Miami Dolphins are getting younger this offseason and they are doing it fast. The team added Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe today, bringing in players just reaching their prime. Now, word has come from NFL Network that the Dolphins will release veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby.
Obviously, the team saw Dansby as expendable with the signing of Ellerbe.
The move to release Dansby will provide the Dolphins an extra $3.9 million in cap space this year.
Dansby joined the Dolphins as the prize free agent in 2010. In his three years with Miami, Dansby started 45 of the 46 games in which he played, recording 6 sacks, 1 interception, 5 forced fumbles, and 333 tackles. He signed a five year, $42.5 million contract with the Dolphins after six years with the Arizona Cardinals. He will count as $4.65 million in dead money this season, with an additional $2.325 million in 2014.
Dansby will now join the free agent market and be free to sign with any team.