For the second week in a row, Dansby has appeared on the team's first injury report, exchanging a shin injury for a hip concern. On this occasion, he actually was able to participate, meaning he should be able to avoid a game-day designation yet again. For the season, Dansby has logged 96.5 percent of the defensive snaps, which has translated to the second-most tackles (17) on the Cardinals.
Dansby (shin) followed up Wednesday's DNP with a full practice Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Playing 68 of the Cardinals' 71 defensive snaps in Week 1, Dansby notched seven tackles (five solo), which is in line with his career mark of 6.7 tackles per game. His lack of practice Wednesday may have been more a veteran rest day than anything, a trend that may continue for the 35-year-old inside linebacker this season. Moving forward, he should continue to have plenty of opportunity for tackles in the middle of Arizona's defense.
Dansby (knee) played seven of 54 defensive snaps during Saturday's preseason victory against the Raiders, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Held out of the Hall of Fame Game due to a knee issue, Dansby was deployed in his projected starting inside linebacker role Saturday. In order to preserve the veteran for the regular season, expect his snaps to be limited during the Cardinals' remaining trio of exhibitions.
Dansby didn't practice Tuesday due to a knee injury, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic
The DNP marks Dansby's second in as many days, but the move may just be precautionary in order to keep the 13-year veteran in top shape for the regular season. When paired with Deone Bucannon's (ankle) presence on the PUP list, the Cardinals are trotting out rookie Haason Reddick and Scooby Wright as the starting inside linebackers.
The Cardinals officially signed Dansby to a one-year contract Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Dansby will thus be making his third go-around with the Cardinals; he manned LB in Arizona from 2004 through 2009 and again in 2013. On this occasion, he's the leading candidate to man inside linebacker next to Deone Bucannon (ankle), as both Kevin Minter and Sio Moore have hit the open market. Dansby has been highly productive throughout his career, notching at least 100 tackles in seven of the last nine seasons, but his durability may be the 35-year-old's most noteworthy attribute. Out of a possible 208 career contests, he's sat out just 12 times, including four total over the last six seasons.
|5||10/8/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ LAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
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