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Browns releasing linebacker Karlos Dansby

The Cleveland Browns have told former Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby that they will be releasing him.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby will once again be a free agent, this time after the Cleveland Browns release him. Dansby, who played with the Dolphins from 2010 through 20102, spent the past two seasons with the Browns. He signed a 4-year, $24-million contract with Cleveland in 2014 and would have accounted for a $6.5 million salary cap hit this year. The Browns will have $3.5 million by releasing him.

Dansby's career began as a second-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2004. He spent six years with Arizona before signing with the Dolphins in free agency in 2010 on a 5-year, $43 million contract. Miami released him in 2013, after which Dansby returned to the Cardinals for one season. Dansby then signed with the Browns.

He has 1,209 career tackles, with 19 interceptions and six interceptions, 75 passes defensed, 20 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries, and 41 sacks.

Cleveland signed free agent inside linebacker Demario Davis on Wednesday. The addition of the former New York Jets linebacker, who signed a 2-year, $8 million contract, made Dansby expendable for the Browns.