Karlos Dansby has a chance to finish his career where it started after signing with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday.
Dansby was released by the Miami Dolphins in March but has started 91 of his last 92 games.
The Cardinals are seeking insurance with Daryl Washington suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season. Washington was also recently arrested on domestic assault charges.
The Cardinals drafted LSU linebacker Kevin Minter in the second round of April's draft and signed Minnesota Vikings castoff Jasper Brinkley in free agency.
Before he met with the Cardinals, Buffalo and Cincinnati hosted Dansby for visits but did not sign him.
Dansby, 31, left the Cardinals as a free agent in 2010, when the Dolphins made him the highest-paid linebacker in the the league with a five-year, $42.5 million deal. He was released by the Dolphins to avoid a $6 million salary and $200,000 in bonuses in 2013.