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Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (59) celebrates after the San Francisco 49ers were unable to complete a fourth down play in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Dansby Released As Ireland Shocks NFL

Karlos Dansby is no longer a Miami Dolphin player.  About an hour ago, Jeff Ireland shocked the NFL when it was announced that Miami had stolen LB Dannell Ellerbe from the Baltimore Ravens.  The move came out of nowhere.

Dansby who ironically was one of the three members of the “leadership council” was never told of the move and found out shortly after the news broke.  His agent contacted the Dolphins and Dansby was granted his release a short time later.  For Miami, the move is a solid risk.  Ellerbe is only 28 years old compared to Dansby’s 32.  The contract on the surface for Ellerbe, 5 for 35 million seams very high but it actually is comparable to the leaving Dansby.  In other words, on the surface it’s a pretty even swap.

Dansby led the team in tackles last season but rarely made game changing plays over the course of his stay in Miami.  Ellerbe is just now reaching his prime.

The move to let Dansby goes leaves only Davone Bess from the “leadership council” with Jake Long visiting other teams and Reggie Bush is heading northward to visit Detroit.

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