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Dansby and Agent Anxious to Get Extension

Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby is anxious to get a new deal done Dansbywith the team before the season starts, but the Cardinals seem to be telling him “not so fast.”  Talks between Dansby’s agent, Kirk Wood, and the team are not expected to go all that far, as the team is looking more with a “wait and see” approach before they give the former second-round pick a new deal.

Dansby made team officials and former coach Denny Green upset in the past about the amount of practice time he missed due to various injuries, and while he has missed just four games in three seasons, coaches on the staff wonder how much better he’d be if he was able to take the practice field more.  It was just last season when he missed all of training camp with toe and leg ailments.

GM Rod Graves himself says that he thinks that Dansby can put forth a little more on the field that would make a contract for both sides more worth it.  “I still don’t think we’ve seen the best that Karlos can give,” Graves said. “He’s matured quite a bit. He’s an excellent football player with a lot of potential to be a great football player. We’ve seen flashes of that ability.”  Wood, the agent for Dansby, wants a deal done before the September 10th opener, so the issue does not loom throughout the 2007 season.

“We remain ready and prepared to do whatever we have to do to work with the team so he (Dansby) is there for his career,” Wood said. “We don’t, however, want to spend time in the season distracted with that. We’re working with the team to resolve any contract issue prior to the season start. But at this point, we’re waiting on them to respond.”  The Cardinals currently are about $2.7 million under the $109 million salary cap.  

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