Danny Lansanah
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-08-28) August 28, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Connecticut
Undrafted in 2008
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 2008)
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-Big East (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2015
Tackles     139
Sacks     2.5
Interceptions     3
Forced fumbles     1
Stats at NFL.com

Daniel Delray Lansanah (born August 28, 1985) is currently an unrestricted free agent. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Connecticut.

Lansanah has also been a member of the Detroit Lions, Hartford Colonials, Las Vegas Locomotives and New York Jets.

Professional career

New York Jets

Lansanah was signed to a reserve/future contract by the New York Jets on January 4, 2013.[1] He was released on September 1, 2013.[2] He was signed to the team's practice squad two days later.[3] He was promoted to the active roster on September 7, 2013.[4] He was released two days later.[5]

Lansanah was signed to the team's practice squad on September 16, 2013.[6]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2013 Season

Lansanah was signed off the Jets' practice squad by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 4, 2013 after a season-ending injury to linebacker Jonathan Casillas.[7] He primarily was a practice squad and reserve line backer with out any playing time.

2014 Season

Lansanah got his 1st big break when he was promoted to starting Outside LB when injuries took LB Jonathan Casillas out action. Since becoming the starter Lansanah has thrived in Lovie Smith's Tampa 2 Defense finishing the 2014 season with 81 combined tackles (61 solo), 1.5 QB Sacks, and 3 interceptions with 2 of those interceptions returned for touchdowns. He was highly praised by Lovie and the defensive coaching staff for his versatility as an Inside and Outside Line Backer when he filled in for 2 games for an injured Lavonte David.

2015 Season

Lansanah was offered and accepted his restricted free agent tender on March 5, 2015 to return to the Buccaneers for the 2015 season. He will have an opportunity to compete for a starting role as an outside linebacker.

Miami Dolphins

On August 3, 2016, the Miami Dolphins signed Lansanah to compete for the job as the backup middle linebacker against Neville Hewitt and Zach Vigil.[8] He was waived on August 10, 2016.[9]


  1. Orr, Conor (January 4, 2013). "Jets have no comment on Rex Ryan's vacation photos". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. https://www.webcitation.org/6DQsGkwV0?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2013/01/jets_have_no_comment_on_rex_ry.html. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  2. Lange, Randy (September 1, 2013). "3 Arrive Via Waivers; 7 Added to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. https://www.webcitation.org/6JJjZHXea?url=http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-randylangefb/3-Arrive-Via-Waivers-7-Added-to-Practice-Squad/1f164acd-6a34-48b7-a1b8-16462d09fd80. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  3. Fensom, Michael (September 3, 2013). "Rex Ryan won't reveal starter, but assures update on Mark Sanchez will come Wednesday". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on September 4, 2013. https://www.webcitation.org/6JN2OMvRa?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2013/09/rex_ryan_wont_reveal_starter_but_assures_update_on_mark_sanchez_will_come_wednesday.html. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  4. Allen, Eric (September 7, 2013). "Quinn Released, Lansanah Signed from P-Squad". New York Jets. http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-ericallenfb/Quinn-Released-Lansanah-Signed-from-P-Squad/8d953e47-c307-428d-b0a1-e12063bc6cec. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  5. "Jets bring back QB Brady Quinn". Associated Press. September 9, 2013. http://apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=zJuYVDLc. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  6. Wilson, Aaron (September 16, 2013). "Jets cut Robert Malone, sign Ryan Quigley". National Football Post. Archived from the original on September 16, 2013. https://www.webcitation.org/6JgarhLpB?url=http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Jets-cut-Robert-Malone-sign-Ryan-Quigley.html. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  7. Bucs Sign LB Lansanah, Move Casillas to IR
  8. Beasley, Adam (August 3, 2016). "All aboard! Dolphins sign ex-Locomotive Danny Lansanah". https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article93528422.html. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  9. "Spotrac.com: Danny Lansanah". http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/miami-dolphins/danny-lansanah-3726/. Retrieved February 22, 2018.

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