Source: Dansby flying to Miami late tonight

Maybe Karlos Dansby has a hot spot in South Florida that he likes.

Maybe it’s a vacation to the Miami area that has been planned for some time.

Maybe it’s both.

The word the National Football Post picked up this afternoon is that the linebacker, who will become a free agent in a little less than eight hours, is boarding a plane for the Miami area in, well, a little less than eight hours.

That would be a convenient trip with the Miami Dolphins long rumored to be one of the leading candidates for Dansby’s services. He’s been angling for a way to reach the open market for some time and will finally make it this year as the Cardinals elected not to place the franchise tag on him.

Dansby fits what the Dolphins need and Miami general manager Jeff Ireland pretty much summed that up last week at the scouting combine in Indianapolis without using Dansby’s name.

“We have to get more production from the inside linebacker position,” Ireland said. “They knew that, we know that, you guys know that.”

We’re guessing Dansby and quite possibly the pilot know that too. Dansby is angling for a deal that will provide him with $30 million guaranteed. It will be interesting to see if he can hit that number. It’s a very watered down market this year and the premium players should get premium bucks.

Washington has also been mentioned as a possible destination for Dansby. So have the New York Giants and Philadelphia.

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