Danny Lansanah (L), Donald Thomas (R)

After being released by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, former UConn Huskies linebacker Danny Lansanah was reported to be talking with multiple teams. The Packers offered him a spot on their practice squad but he turned it down because of the talks with other teams.

It turns out the Miami Dolphins were one of those teams as they announced he was one of eight players they’ve signed to their practice squad.

Lansanah signed with the Packers after the draft in 2008 as a non-drafted free agent. He was released before the season started last year but was quickly signed to the practice squad. He spent the first five weeks of the season on the practice squad before being added to the 53-man roster on October 7, 2008.

He appeared in five games in 2008 and made two tackles on special teams. Lansanah made eighteen tackles in four preseason games this year.

He will join former Husky Donald Thomas, the starting right guard for the Dolphins, in Miami. It was Lansanah who found Thomas playing intramural basketball at UConn and recruited him to play for Randy Edsall.

Donald Thomas credits his career to new Dolphins teammate [Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel]