Unhappy with the negotiations for a new contract, Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby fired agent Kirk Wood over the weekend, the Arizona Republic reported.
Here are more details from the Republic:
- The Cardinals had been reluctant to give Dansby a multiyear deal because they had questions about his durability and commitment, but Dansby has allayed those concerns with his play the past two seasons. Graves and Wood had hoped to reach agreement on a new contract before the draft on April 25 and 26.
- Wood was believed to be seeking a deal that would have included $22 million to $24 million in guarantees, with at least $12 million of that coming in the first year.
In 2008, Dansby led the team in tackles in both the regular season (119) and postseason (31) as the Cardinals advanced all the way to the Super Bowl before losing to the Steelers. The veteran has 24.5 sacks and nine interceptions in the regular season over his five-year career.