49ers sign Darnell Dockett

It didn’t take long for the San Francisco 49ers to express interest in defensive lineman Darnell Dockett after he was released by the Arizona Cardinals. Apparently, that interest was mutual.

According to his agent Drew Rosenhaus, Dockett and the 49ers have agreed on a two-year deal worth $7.5 million. He would receive $4 million of that in the first year with $2 million guaranteed per reports. 

Dockett became expendable after missing all of 2014 with a knee injury. The Cardinals decided to cut him, rather than pay the $6.55 million he was due. San Francisco gave Dockett a physical, which he passed, before finalizing an offer. 

Dockett, who turns 34 in May, is a three-time Pro Bowler. He started 156 games in his first 10 seasons with Arizona. For his career, Dockett has amassed 459 tackles, 40.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles and scored two touchdowns.

It’s likely that Dockett will slide into the left defensive end position that was occupied by Ray McDonald before his release last December.

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