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Deal Between Cards and LB Dansby Before Deadline Not Likely

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The Cards entered the 2009 offseason looking to make sure they wrapped up franchised LB Karlos Dansby. Problem is, the deadline to get a deal done with Dansby is fast approaching, and it appears that it’s not going to get done.

The Cardinals official website reports that it’s looking more and more that a deal is not going to be reached:

The deadline to get franchised linebacker Karlos Dansby a contract extension comes in just a few days. The chance a new deal is reached by then is unlikely, general manager Rod Graves acknowledged Friday.

“We still hope to reach an agreement on a long-term deal with Karlos,” Graves said. “But there is a considerable gap in our positions.” Without a deal in place by July 15, Dansby can’t sign a long-term contract with the Cards until after the regular season ends.

If the two sides don’t get a deal done, there’s going to be plenty of talk all season about the future of Dansby, and the future of him in a Cardinals uniform.


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