The Cleveland Browns have ended linebacker Karlos Dansby's contract, the team announced on Wednesday.
“We want to thank Karlos for his service to the Cleveland Browns during the past two seasons,” Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown said. “He was a dedicated, hard-working leader of our defense and we wish him the best as he continues his career.”
In his two seasons with the Browns, Dansby played in 28 games and had 201 tackles. During 2016, which the Browns reported was his twelfth NFL season, he led the team with 108 tackles and three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.
The Browns said Dansby signed with the team as an unrestricted free agent in March of 2014. He was the only active NFL player with at least 40 career sacks and 15 interceptions.
Dansby posted the following statement on Instagram shortly after the announcement was made:
First off I like to thank GOD for leading me to Cleveland and expanding my territory! I like to thank the owners the Haslam's for giving me a chance to express myself on the field! And I want to thank the Dawg pound for taking me back to my Auburn days with the atmosphere that was created week in and week out! Much love for the Land reminded me of home!!