Jets join Karlos Dansby sweepstakes

May, 9, 2013
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Interest in free-agent linebacker Karlos Dansby is heating up.

It turns out the Buffalo Bills are not the only AFC East team pursuing the former Miami Dolphins' starter. According to Dansby, the New York Jets are also a team interested in his services.

Dansby, in an interview with Arizona sports radio station 620 this week, mentioned the Jets, Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans as three new teams in the Dansby sweepstakes. The Bills, Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals were three previously-mentioned teams who met with Dansby.

Reportedly, Dansby is looking for a multi-year commitment, and that is probably what's keeping him from signing with a new team. Salary-cap space is not plentiful this time of the year. But if Dansby continues to have this many teams interested, that increases his chances of getting a multi-year contract.

Dansby, who led the Dolphins with 134 tackles last season, would be a good fit with the Jets or Bills. Both AFC East teams look to rebuild their linebacking corps this upcoming season.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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