"I appreciated it because it gives me a chance to win," Dansby told the outlet. "There a lot of teams that are close and I can help them.”
"The Browns are in a rebuild,” he added. "This gets me closer to my destiny.”
The Browns, on the other hand, opted to take the high road.
"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 in a release. "He was a dedicated, hard-working leader of our defense and we wish him the best as he continues his career."
Dansby, who signed a four-year deal in 2014 worth $24 million, spent the past two seasons with the Browns. He played in all 16 games last year, totaling 63 tackles and three interceptions.