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Former Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby visiting Bengals on Thursday

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ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported that the veteran linebacker will be visiting the Cincinnati Bengals after being released by their cross-state rival.

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Though Robert Griffin III is dominating the current headlines in the AFC North because of his signing with the Cleveland Browns, the Cincinnati Bengals aren't sitting idly by. Per Adam Schefter, the Bengals are reportedly hosting veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby on Thursday.

Dansby is entering his 14th season and was released by the Browns on March 16th after signing a four-year deal with the club in 2014. He had a quality 2015 season, statistically-speaking, racking up 108 tackles, two forced fumbles and three interceptions on the year. He has also spent time with the Dolphins and Cardinals, playing multiple linebacker positions while in both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.

The veteran made some headlines upon his release, specifically pointing out the Bengals as his next possible destination and one where he could potentially win a championship. "Yeah, I think the Bengals are licking their chops right now,'' he said after becoming a free agent. "I hope they are. We'll see what it is."

To date, the Seahawks and Cardinals showed interest, but neither have hosted him for a visit. Should he end up signing with Arizona, it would be his third different stint with the team after playing for them from 2004-2009 and again in 2013.

The Bengals are in a bit of a pickle at linebacker at the moment. Vontaze Burfict is set to serve a three-game suspension to start the season, and the team lost the rangy Emmanuel Lamur in free agency. They did retain the likable and versatile Vincent Rey, but a Dansby signing would bolster the group and open up options in the upcoming NFL Draft.