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Cardinals put franchise tag on Dansby

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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 11:01 am | Updated: 12:48 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Arizona Cardinals have put a non-exclusive franchise tag on linebacker Karlos Dansby.

The move guarantees Dansby a salary of at least $9.7 million next season, the average salary of the five highest-paid players at his position. It also represents a 20 percent raise over what he made last year.

The non-exclusive tag allows Dansby to field offers from other teams, but the Cardinals may match it or receive two first-round picks as compensation.

The Cardinals, who also put the franchise tag on Dansby last season, can continue to negotiate a long-term contract with Dansby through July 15.

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