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If the Miami Dolphins released Karlos Dansby they would save $6.25 million in 2013 and $9.25 million in 2014.
2013 Cap Savings: $8.58 million
2013 Dead Money: $2.33 million
2014 Cap Savings: $11.58 million
2014 Dead Money: $2.33 million
The 31-year-old Dansby was solid in 2012, playing all 16 games and accumulating 134 combined tackles and nine passes defended. He did this despite tearing his left bicep on Oct. 28 in a victory against the New York Jets.
Dansby, despite his tackles and play in every game, was unspectacular in 2012, compiling a single sack with no interceptions and no forced fumbles.
The free-agent inside linebacker class is extremely weak, with Rey Maualuga and Brian Urlacher as headliners. It makes Dansby look like a bargain in 2013.
Miami can also draft a replacement, but why create another hole on the roster? Dansby was the glue that held together the Dolphins' defense in 2012.
Dansby will stick around in 2013 but he has to have a remarkable year to stay a Dolphin through 2014.