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  Cardinals | Robert Nkemdiche turning heads    Thu Aug 11, 09:55 PM

Arizona Cardinals DE Robert Nkemdiche was called a 'quicker, faster' version of retired DT Darnell Dockett by general manager Steve Keim, and Keim said Nkemdiche is capable of taking over games.

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  NFL | Darnell Dockett calls it a career    Sun Jul 24, 03:40 PM

Free-agent DL Darnell Dockett (49ers) is expected to sign a one-day contract with the Arizona Cardinals before announcing his retirement from football on Monday, July 25, according to a source. The 35-year-old three-time Pro Bowler accumulated 40.5 sacks over 10 seasons as a Cardinal - seventh in team history - and tied a Super Bowl record with three in Super Bowl XLIII.

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  49ers | Darnell Dockett cut    Fri Sep 4, 11:11 AM

San Francisco 49ers DT Darnell Dockett was released Friday, Sept. 4.

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  49ers | Two players cleared to practice    Tue Jul 28, 06:33 PM

San Francisco 49ers DT Darnell Dockett (knee) and SS Jimmie Ward (foot) have been cleared to practice.

Footballguys view: Dockett missed all of last season for the Cardinals as he tore his ACL last August. The 49ers should ease the aging pass-rusher back into action. He should work as a part-time player when healthy. Ward flashed as a rookie last year before going down in the second half of 2014. He'll likely work as a nickel corner this year, but he's still got the upside to be a quality starter on the outside someday.

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  49ers | Darnell Dockett to be ready for opener    Tue Jun 9, 03:24 PM

San Francisco 49ers DT Darnell Dockett (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery and will be ready for the regular season opener. Dockett is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: Dockett could be a nice starter for the 49ers defense if healthy. He continues to recover in mandatory minicamp and may even begin training camp on the PUP list.

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  49ers | Darnell Dockett agrees with San Fran    Thu Mar 5, 09:47 AM

Free-agent DE Darnell Dockett (Cardinals) agreed with the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, March 5, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Footballguys view: A good move for the 49ers here. Dockett missed all of last year with an ACL tear, but he can still be an effective player. Dockett will likely compete with Tank Carradine for the starting 3-4 end job vacated by Ray McDonald. At the very least, Dockett will be a part-time pass-rusher for the 49ers.

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  49ers | Darnell Dockett, 49ers close to deal    Wed Mar 4, 11:10 PM

Free-agent DT Darnell Dockett (Cardinals) and the San Francisco 49ers are closing in on a deal, a source said Wednesday, March 4. The team is going to make him an offer after he passed a physical.

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  Rams | Interested in Darnell Dockett    Wed Mar 4, 07:14 PM

Free-agent DT Darnell Dockett (Cardinals) has received interest from the St. Louis Rams. However, he's expected to choose between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, March 4.

Footballguys view: We'd love to see Dockett on the Rams. He's not the player he used to be, but Dockett would be a fine part-time pass-rusher for any team interested in him.

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  Seahawks | Interested in Darnell Dockett    Wed Mar 4, 07:14 PM

Free-agent DT Darnell Dockett (Cardinals) has received interest from the Seattle Seahawks. However, he's expected to choose between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, March 4.

Footballguys view: That sounds like a move the Seahawks could make. Dockett may have been slowed a bit by injury at this point in his career, but he could be a great part-time pass-rusher for the Seattle defense.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett cut    Fri Feb 27, 04:17 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett was released Friday, Feb. 27. The Cardinals would like to re-sign Dockett if he is not able to find a better offer from another team.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals would like to bring back Dockett...but the price has to be right. There are reports and rumors swirling that the two could not agree on his market value, and that's why he was released.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett entering final year    Fri Feb 6, 02:42 PM

Arizona Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett (knee) is scheduled to count $9.8 million against Arizona's 2015 salary cap. The team would take a hit of $3.0 million in dead money by releasing him regardless of being a June 1 designation.

Footballguys view: We don't see the Cardinals getting rid of Dockett with that cap hit. As previously reported, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he expects Dockett to return for the final year of his deal.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett to IR    Thu Aug 21, 05:03 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (knee) was placed on Reserve/Injured Thursday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: Confirming some bad news though the good news is he only tore his ACL as opposed to both the ACL and MCL as was reported at one point. Still this is a tough blow to the Cardinals defense.

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  Cardinals | Frostee Rucker set to replace Darnell Dockett     Tue Aug 19, 09:02 PM

Arizona Cardinals DE Frostee Rucker will have the first shot at replacing DT Darnell Dockett (knee), and he will start in Dockett's position at practice Wednesday, Aug. 20. DE Ed Stinson and DE Kareem Martin would likely be next in line for the role if Rucker struggles.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett out for the year    Mon Aug 18, 09:52 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (knee) will need season-ending surgery after an MRI on his right knee Monday, Aug. 18, revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: Ouch. This is a huge blow to the Cardinals defense in more ways than one. Dockett is an important part of the run defense, but he's also an emotional leader who will be missed. The Cardinals have lost Dockett, Daryl Washington and Karlos Dansby from last year's defense. They could struggle on the defensive side of the ball in 2014.

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  Cardinals | More on Darnell Docket injury    Mon Aug 18, 09:45 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (knee) is believed to have torn the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett tears ACL    Mon Aug 18, 08:52 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (knee) likely tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Monday, Aug. 18, according to sources.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett to undergo MRI    Mon Aug 18, 06:55 PM

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (knee) suffered a right knee injury during practice Monday, Aug. 18, and will undergo an MRI.

Footballguys view: Losing Dockett for an extended period of time would be a kick to the crotch of the Cardinals defense. We'll know more when the MRI results are released.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett carted off    Mon Aug 18, 06:25 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (leg) was carted off the field during practice Monday, Aug. 18, after suffering an apparent leg injury.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the Cardinals here. He couldn't put any weight on the leg after the injury, and Dockett had to be helped to the cart. We'll update you as soon as the Cardinals release more information.

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  Cardinals | Looking for Darnell Dockett replacement    Sun Mar 23, 01:56 AM

The Arizona Cardinals will look to add depth and size on defense in the upcoming draft. More specifically, the team is searching for a prospect to groom as DL Darnell Dockett's replacement, a taller, more athletic safety capable of matching with tight ends and another body at inside linebacker.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett could be jettisoned    Sat Mar 8, 10:46 PM

The age of Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett, and his salary, means the team could seek a long-term replacement via free agency or the 2014 NFL Draft. His future beyond the upcoming season is in doubt.

Footballguys view: Docket has an $8.75 million cap number this year. However, there's $6 million in dead money on his deal. The Cardinals wouldn't even get $3 million in savings if Dockett is released.

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  Cardinals | May ask Darnell Dockett for pay cut    Sun Jan 12, 01:06 PM

The Arizona Cardinals could ask DE Darnell Dockett to take a pay cut or restructure his contract this offseason.

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  Cardinals | Friday injury report for Week 17    Fri Dec 27, 04:54 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (groin), OG Daryn Colledge (back) and S Rashad Johnson (ankle) are questionable for Week 17. DT Darnell Dockett (shoulder), TE Rob Housler (groin), OT Nate Potter (ribs), LB Matt Shaughnessy (groin), QB Drew Stanton (knee) and LB Daryl Washington (ankle) are probable. Abraham, Colledge and Johnson were limited while the others practiced in full.

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  Cardinals | Thursday practice report for Week 17    Thu Dec 26, 06:31 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26. OG Daryn Colledge (back), LB Daryl Washington (ankle) and FS Rashad Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice. QB Drew Stanton (knee), TE Rob Housler (groin), OT Nate Potter (ribs), DT Darnell Dockett (shoulder) and LB Matt Shaughnessy (groin) fully participated in practice.

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  Cardinals | Wednesday's Week 17 practice report    Wed Dec 25, 08:04 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (groin), OG Daryn Colledge (back) and FS Rashad Johnson (ankle) each did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. DT Darnell Dockett (shoulder), OT Nate Potter (ribs) and LB Matt Shaughnessy (groin) were each listed as limited participants.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett fined    Sat Dec 14, 11:38 AM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett has been fined $7,875 for stepping on an opponent's hand Week 14.

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  Cardinals | No option but to make playoffs    Sat Nov 23, 10:01 AM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett said the team has no choice but to make the playoffs in 2013. "We don't have a choice but to make the playoffs this year," Dockett said. "There's no option for us. We're a veteran team we know we can do some things on offense, we know we can do some things on defense. The biggest thing is that when you get to your 10th or 11th game of the season, it's about not beating yourself at this point. Everybody's going to be equal in talent level, in schemes, matchup problems here and there but the main thing is not beating yourself. You can't beat yourself, that's the biggest thing. You work hard and you'll have that chance and it's in your favor when you don't do those things."

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett fined    Sat Oct 19, 10:37 AM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett was fined $7,875 for a late hit in the team's Week 6 game.

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  Cardinals | Eight players probable for Week 6    Fri Oct 11, 06:16 PM

Arizona Cardinals OG Daryn Colledge (shin), DE Ron Talley (wrist), DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB John Abraham (shoulder), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin), LB Kevin Minter (hamstring), LB Daryl Washington (knee) and FS Rashad Johnson (finger) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and are listed as probable for Week 6.

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  Cardinals | Six players fully practice     Thu Oct 10, 08:22 PM

Arizona Cardinals OG Daryn Colledge (shin), DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB John Abraham (shoulder), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin), LB Daryl Washington (knee) and FS Rashad Johnson (finger) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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  Cardinals | Four players listed as questionable    Fri Oct 4, 06:04 PM

Arizona Cardinals OG Daryn Colledge (shin), DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin) and LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 4, and are listed as questionable for Week 5.

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  Cardinals | Five players limited    Thu Oct 3, 06:35 PM

Arizona Cardinals OG Daryn Colledge (leg), DE Ron Talley (wrist), DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin) and LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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  Cardinals | Three limited    Wed Oct 2, 09:27 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) and DE Ron Talley (wrist) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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  Cardinals | Injury updates    Tue Oct 1, 12:49 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin), OG Daryn Colledge (leg) and LB Vic So'oto (concussion) suffered injuries in Week 4, but head coach Bruce Arians said none of them were major injuries. LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) DT Dan Williams (personal) are expected to return to practice this week.

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  Cardinals | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 15, 02:43 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared DE John Abraham, LB Lorenzo Alexander, DE Darnell Dockett, TE Rob Housler, QB Ryan Lindley, OT Bobby Massie, LB Alex Okafor, DT Alameda Ta'amu, OG Earl Watford and RB Ryan Williams inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Larry Fitzgerald is active, but his level of play and involvement today are an unknown. Bench him for any top 30-35 wide receiver, especially if you are ahead at this point in your matchup.

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  Cardinals | Two probable    Fri Sep 13, 04:43 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (shoulder) and DT Darnell Dockett (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 13, and are probable for Week 2.

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  Cardinals | Three take part in practice    Thu Sep 12, 07:55 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Andre Roberts (quadriceps), DE John Abraham (shoulder) and DT Darnell Dockett (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.

Footballguys view: Roberts had a pretty big day against the St. Louis Rams last weekend and shouldn't have an issue outmaneuvering the Lions' secondary. The problem may be in Carson Palmer surviving the fierce Lions pass rush with a mediocre offensive line in front of him. Roberts should see plenty of targets if Palmer has time to get the ball off.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett excused from practice    Fri Aug 2, 02:20 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (personal) was excused from practice Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, for personal reasons.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett could see time at DT    Sat Jun 22, 11:51 AM

Arizona Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett could see time as a defensive tackle in certain defensive packages in addition to being a defensive end in the 3-4 defensive alignment.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Dockett has the ability to move inside on certain situations. He's tenacious inside and can create havoc int he middle of the line.

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  Cardinals | DEs like potential in new scheme    Wed May 22, 01:33 PM

Arizona Cardinals DEs Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett have expressed optimism over their potential in Todd Bowles' defense. Though the coordinator said there isn't a dramatic difference in the new 3-4, which replaces Ray Horton's from last year, they're changing from two-gap DE attacks to one-gap, opening them up for more outside attacks on offensive linemen instead of merely taking up space.

Footballguys view: It's important that the defense is excited about the new scheme. Former DC Ray Horton (Browns) was beloved by his players and some felt he was slighted when the team passed him over for the head coaching position.

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  Cardinals | DEs excited    Wed May 8, 09:34 AM

Arizona Cardinals DEs Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell are excited about defensive coordinator Todd Bowles scheme. They believe the new approach will give both ends a chance to make a difference.

Footballguys view: This is a good sign for the Cardinals. They lost popular defensive coordinator Ray Horton (Browns) after last season and some wondered how the players would respond to a new coach.

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  Cardinals | Could move Darnell Dockett around    Thu Feb 7, 03:25 PM

The Arizona Cardinals could move DL Darnell Dockett around in the 3-4 defense to help play to his strengths, according to Darren Urban of AzCardinals.com.

Footballguys view: Dockett can be disruptive no matter where he lines up. He's got the strength and quickness to be problematic for opponents trying to block him.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett would have asked for trade if HC change    Sun Jan 27, 01:34 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett said he would have asked for a trade if former head coach Ken Whisenhunt remained with the team but is happy with the role head coach Bruce Arians has envisions for him. '(Arians) told me he is going to put me in my regular position that I had been playing over the years, (when) I was a dominant force in the middle,' Dockett said. 'That got me fired up right away because I've been just looking for another opportunity to do what I do best, and that's go out and dominate games.'

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett fine update     Sat Dec 8, 07:37 AM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett was fined $200,000 for conduct detrimental to the team, according to a source briefed on the fine.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett fined six figures    Fri Dec 7, 09:16 PM

The Arizona Cardinals fined DT Darnell Dockett an undisclosed amount for his on-field altercation with DB Kerry Rhodes in Week 13. The fine from the organization is reportedly six figures, and he might have a limited role in the Week 14 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Cardinals | Darnell Dockett might face discipline    Mon Dec 3, 08:57 PM

Arizona Cardinals DL Darnell Dockett and FS Kerry Rhodes had an on-field incident in Week 13 near the end of the game, and it will likely lead to disciplinary action being taken towards Dockett. 'We generally prefer to keep internal matters like that within the team and not discuss them publicly,' head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday, Dec. 3. 'I think we're going to continue to do that going forward.'

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  Cardinals | Six players listed as probable     Fri Nov 2, 05:32 PM

Arizona Cardinals FB Anthony Sherman (knee), TE Jim Dray (knee), OT D'Anthony Batiste (toe), DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), CB Jamell Fleming (back) and LS Mike Leach (back) are listed as probable for Week 9. Leach was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 2, while the other five fully participated.

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  Cardinals | Five practice in full    Thu Nov 1, 06:17 PM

Arizona Cardinals OT D'Anthony Batiste (toe), DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), TE Jim Dray (knee), CB Jamell Fleming (back) and FB Anthony Sherman (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 1.

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  Cardinals | Five practice in full    Wed Oct 31, 05:33 PM

Arizona Cardinals OT D'Anthony Batiste (toe), DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), TE Jim Dray (knee), CB Jamell Fleming (back) and FB Anthony Sherman (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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  Cardinals | Six limited in practice    Sat Oct 27, 08:47 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), TE Jim Dray (knee), CB Jamell Fleming (back), TE Todd Heap (knee), S Kerry Rhodes (back) and FB Anthony Sherman (knee) were each limited in practice Saturday, Oct. 27. Dockett is listed as probable for the Week 8 game against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Oct. 29, while the other five are considered questionable.

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  Cardinals | Seven limited    Thu Oct 25, 07:18 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (hamstring), TE Jim Dray (knee), TE Todd Heap (knee), S Kerry Rhodes (back), S James Sanders (knee), RB Anthony Sherman (knee) and OG Adam Snyder (quadriceps) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

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