Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
1 month ago

Dockett will retire from the NFL as a Cardinal on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Dockett will sign a ceremonial contract Monday to bring his 11-year career to a close with the team it started with, the Cardinals. The veteran tore his ACL in training camp in 2014 and was cut by the 49ers during the preseason last year, so his last game played was back in 2013. Nonetheless, a third-round pick in 2004, Dockett enjoyed a long career that included 40.5 sacks and three Pro-Bowl selections, and helped lead Arizona to the Super Bowl in 2008.

Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
12 months ago

The 49ers have waived Dockett (ribs), the Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dockett was due to earn a $250,000 roster bonus next week, so the 49ers will move on, while the 34-year-old is now a candidate to catch on elsewhere as a depth defensive tackle.

Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
12 months ago

Dockett sustained a cracked rib and is doubtful for Thrusday's preseason finale against the Chargers, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury is not presumed to be serious, and Dockett has a decent shot at suiting up week 1 against the Vikings. He will serve as one of the team's pass-rush specialists.

Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
1 year ago

Dockett (knee) said after Tuesday's practice that his recovery process is "way ahead of schedule" and expects to be ready by the start of the regular season, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

Dockett missed the 2014 season with a torn ACL but is apparently on track to resume his career ahead of the 2015 season. He's the favorite to start up front on the defensive line, although Tony Jerod-Eddie and Lawrence Okoye will be waiting in the wings if Dockett is a bit rusty after such a prolonged absence.

Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
1 year ago

Dockett (knee) agreed to a two-year deal with the 49ers on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The deal can't be put in writing until March 10, but the agreement to bring Dockett to San Francisco seems to be complete. The 33-year-old defensive lineman missed the entire 2014 campaign due to a torn ACL, but if the typical timeline for this injury holds up, he should be able to participate in the majority of training camp. Once healthy, Dockett will compete with the likes of Tony Jerod-Eddie and Tank Carradine to become a fixture in the defensive line rotation.

Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
1 year ago

Dockett was released by the Cardinals on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Dockett already acknowledged the possibility of a split, but it's still possible the two sides will work things out as the veteran defensive tackle prepares for his age-34 season. Never one to be shy about his opinions, Dockett seems to have a good relationship with the Arizona fanbase and organization. Now more than six months removed from tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee, Dockett should be healthy in time for the start of the 2015 season. He had 46 tackles (36 solo) and 4.5 sacks over 16 games in 2013, and he's long been more valuable than his statistics alone suggest.

Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
2 years ago

Dockett has so far lost 15-20 pounds during his rehab from a torn ACL in his right knee, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Dockett relayed Wednesday that the weight loss is intended to improve his quickness and return to the field sooner than expected. As he enters the final season of a four-year extension signed in 2010, he acknowledged that he may have played his last snap as a Cardinal due to a cap hit of nearly $10 million for the upcoming campaign. If he remains in the Arizona desert, though, he'll team with Calais Campbell to form a stout defensive front.

Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
2 years ago

Dockett will miss the entire 2014 season due to a torn ACL.

Dockett sustained the injury during Monday's practice, and an MRI from later in the day confirmed the Cardinals' worst fears. He'll require season-ending surgery, leaving a starting job up for grabs for players such as Frostee Rucker or Kareem Martin. The Cards' run defense now risks becoming less effective, which is something fantasy players may want to take note of when looking at early-season matchups.

Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
2 years ago

Dockett is believed to have torn his ACL and MCL, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

If the report is true, Dockett will likely undergo surgery and miss the entire 2014 season. It would be a major blow for a stout Cardinal defense, who would look to replace him with the likes of Frostee Rucker or Kareem Martin.

Darnell Dockett
DL SF (8)
2 years ago

Dockett sustained a right knee injury during Monday's practice, spurring an MRI, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Dockett required the use of a cart to leave the field, but the severity of the ailment likely won't be known until the aforementioned MRI is performed. If he misses any time, rookie Kareem Martin and holdover Frostee Rucker will further factor into the mix at defensive end.