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Cardinals release defensive tackle Darnell Dockett
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) The Cardinals are set to move on from defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, the team announced Friday.
Dockett has played his entire 11-year career with the Cardinals, totaling 459 tackles and 40 1/2 sacks. He missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his ACL in the preseason.
Dockett was entering the final year of his contract and saves Arizona $6.8 million in cap space. He also may return to the team wit ha pay cut.
"We have been very clear about our feelings for Darnell and our desire to have him back," Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said of the announcement.
Dockett reportedly failed a physical, leading to his release.
Cardinals negotiating pay cut with Darnell Dockett
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said that the team is negotiating with defensive end Darnell Dockett and his agent.
Dockett is entering the final year of his contract and is scheduled to make $6.5 million, with a $9.8 million salary cap figure. The team has said previously that it plans to discuss lowering Dockett's cap impact.
"We've had a lot of dialogue," Keim said at a press conference to announce a new four-year contract for himself and coach Bruce Arians. "Hopefully, we can come to an agreement on a deal."
Cardinals expected to reach out to Darnell Dockett to discuss his contract
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/18/15) Cardinals general manager Steve Keim told reporters the team missed Darnell Dockett in 2014, and that he'll reach out to the defensive lineman to discuss his contract, reports the Arizona Republic.
Dockett was lost for the season in August with a torn ACL. He has been with the Cardinals since 2004, registering 459 tackles, 40 1/2 sacks and seven forced fumbles. He has one year remaining on his current contract.
Cardinals DST carries more risk than last year
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(9/3/14) The Cardinals DST finished sixth in Fantasy points last season while ranking first against the run. This is not that defense.
Arizona lost defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (torn ACL) and linebackers Karlos Dansby (free agency) and Daryl Washington (suspension), among others. That trio accounted for 14 sacks, six interceptions, two touchdowns and a fumble recovery. Linebacker John Abraham (11.5 sacks) reported late to camp following a DUI arrest and at age 36 is unlikely to repeat his 2013 production.
The Cardinals are counting on 34-year-old Larry Foote and unproven Kevin Minter at linebacker. Safety Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is not 100 percent yet. Arizona did add corner Antonio Cromartie to team with superstar Patrick Peterson.
Monday night, Arizona hosts an efficient Chargers' team that gave up the eighth-fewest Fantasy points (7.3 per game) to DSTs last year. Consider the Cardinals DST a low-end starting option at best.
Darnell Dockett to miss season after tearing ACL
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(8/18/14) An MRI has revealed that Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett has a torn ACL, which will cause him to miss the 2014 season, the team announced.
Dockett will undergo surgery to repair the ACL, and he faces a long road to recovery. Frostee Rucker is the player most likely to slide into Dockett's starting slot, but he could be pushed by 2014 third-round pick Kareem Martin.
|Darnell Dockett is a low-end defensive lineman in IDP leagues. He has at least five sacks in three of the past seven seasons and at least 50 total tackles in five of the past eight years, but he struggled in 2013 with just 4.5 sacks and 46 total tackles (36 solo). We hope he can rebound this season, but he's only worth using as a No. 3 defensive lineman at best. He should only be drafted with a late-round pick in deep IDP formats.
(Updated 6/4/14) |