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Old 02-16-2009, 10:32 PM   #568
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Posted by Sheil Kapadia on February 16, 2009, 11:16 p.m.

The Cardinals are expected to hit linebacker Karlos Dansby with the franchise tag, according to NFL Network’s Adam Schefter.

The move would pay Dansby $9.6 million and prevent him from becoming a free agent next week.

Earlier this month, Dansby said he “wouldn’t mind playing in a huge market” but it doesn’t look he’ll get that chance.

Dansby, 27, has spent all five of his NFL seasons in Arizona, since the Cardinals drafted him in the second round of the 2004 draft. He had four sacks, two interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles in 2008.

As Schefter points out, franchising Dansby would mean the Cardinals can’t use the tag on Kurt Warner, which was also considered a possibility.
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