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Buffalo Bills still talking to Karlos Dansby

The Buffalo Bills could keep inside linebacker Karlos Dansby in the AFC East after the Miami Dolphins replaced him with Dannell Ellerbe in free agency, and the Bills hosted Dansby on a free agent visit Monday. Although he did not leave Buffalo with a contract, Bills GM Buddy Nix told the team’s official site that the Bills and Dansby are still keeping in touch.

“He had a good visit. We liked him. It’s still ongoing. It’s not dead, but it’s not done either.”

It’s hard not to like Karlos Dansby, even if he is 31 years old. Dansby did record 134 tackles last season and has always been a tackling-machine. But it’s not like Dansby just racks up “garbage” tackles either, because he is a very good downhill run-stuffer and is simply a rock at heart of a defense.

The Bills like Dansby, but they aren’t going to sign him to a contract and commit to a guy this close before the draft. They need to weigh in their options at the linebacker position before signing somebody and proceeding with that guy. We’ll see if the Bills decide to address the position in the draft, and it will also be interesting to see how much the thought of signing Karlos Dansby in the future affects the Bills pre-draft strategy.

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