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.