Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Former UConn LB Danny Lansanah signs with Dolphins

There might not be a better UConn-related story in the NFL than Danny Lansanah.

Lansanah had two tackles for the Green Bay Packers in the 2008 season and then his future in professional football seemed bleak at best. Five years later the Jets signed him and he landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later that year. His signing barely made any rippled. However, the next season Lansanah made 82 tackles and returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

He had 55 tackles last season but with the addition of standout rookie Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David already the Buccaneers' resident superstar at linebacker, Lansanah's role began to change. In the offseason Tampa signed veteran Daryl Smith who had at least 120 tackles in each of the last three seasons with Baltimore. The result was Lansanah needing to find a new team. That search ended when the Miami Dolphins signed the former UConn linebacker. In the "it's a small world" department, Wetherfield's Tyler Murphy was the player released by Miami to make room for Lansanah.


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