After the Browns found a replacement for Karlos Dansby in DeMario Davis, they’ve reportedly made the decision to part ways with the 34-year old as part of the continued rebuilding process.
ESPN’s Pat McManamon first reported Dansby’s impending release.
Dansby was the Browns leading tackler last season with 108 tackles. He also had two interceptions returned for touchdowns and is just one interception away from being the fifth linebacker in NFL history to have 40 sacks and 20 interceptions in their career, a fact that he pointed out to reporters on a couple of occasions last season. He had 93 tackles in 2014 despite missing four games with a knee injury.
Dansby signed a four-year, $24 million contract with the Browns in one of Ray Farmer’s first free agent signings. Davis signed for a reported two-year, $8 million deal.
The Browns save $3.5 million in cap space by releasing Dansby, but will carry a $3 million cap cost for the move.