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Karlos Dansby Heads to Dolphins; Other AFC East News

Jason Clary@IamJClaryCorrespondent IMarch 6, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Karlos Dansby #58 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on from the field against the Green Bay Packers at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The moment is here.  Just a few hours before the first day of NFL free agency came to an end, Miami has reportedly inked Karlos Dansby to a five-year, $43 million contract— including $22 million guaranteed.

Dansby's signing will give Dolphins fans everywhere a sigh of relief, as the news could not come soon enough.

In other news, Joey Porter was finally released, as was struggling free safety Gibril Wilson.  The Wilson release could signal interest in players such as Darren Sharper and Oshiomogho Atogwe.  

The other highly touted free safety, Antrelle Rolle, has just been signed by the Giants.

Updated at 11:28pm: The Dolphins have re-signed Chad Pennington to a 1 year deal.

Other AFC East News

-The Jets release Thomas Jones, Donald Strickland; Cromartie acquired by trade.  Kerry Rhodes is notified by the team that he will return in 2010.

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- Bills schedule visit with offensive tackle Wade Smith.  That is about the only activity the Bills have had in free agency.

-Patriots re-sign Stephen Neil, Vince Wilfork, and Tully Banta-Cain.

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