The National Football Post reported on Monday that the Patriots could be a potential suitor for Arizona Cardinals free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby.

With Adalius Thomas likely finished in New England, the Patriots could certainly use a veteran like Dansby. Dansby was franchised in 2009 and totalled 100 tackles and four sacks, and has been a very productive player over the years. Since being drafted in 2004 he’s recorded 24.5 sacks and 9 interceptions, taking two back for touchdowns. He also recovered a fumble during the playoffs this past season in overtime by Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and returned it 17 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the highest scoring game in NFL postseason history.

This team needs another playmaker and a gritty guy that fits the type of player who exels in Belichick’s system. Whether or not they can find a salary that fits will likely be the deciding factor of whether or not he lands in New England.

The Giants, Dolphins, Redskins and Chargers are also reported possibilities. Needless to say stay tuned…