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Dansby will be a Dolphin

The Dolphins shed salary Friday for a reason. They were ready to spend.

Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald reports that Karlos Dansby has agreed to terms with the Dolphins, and will finalize a deal Saturday. He’s expected to get $43 million over five seasons. $22 million is guaranteed and he’ll make $27 million in his first three years.

The guaranteed money is a little less than Dansby hoped for, but it’s still a massive contract and makes him one of the highest paid linebackers in football. He’s the highest paid linebacker that isn’t a true pass-rusher.

(That’s like being "#1 family action movie in the country” when you are really the number three movie overall.)

We’re not sure there ever was a strong second competitor for Dansby and he was clearly Miami’s top priority.

The Giants were believed to have mild interest, and will surely turn up the heat in their efforts to sign Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle. The Dolphins are also interested in Rolle.