Darnell Dockett Signs Four-Year Extension With the Arizona Cardinals

September 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Cardinals announced their 6:45 p.m. press conference today, I'm sure that most of us thought it would have something to do with Matt Leinart, but thankfully it didn't.
Instead, it was to announce Darnell Dockett signed a four-year extension with the team. The total deal is worth $48.5 million, and here's the kicker: Dockett receives $30 million guaranteed for injury.  Now you see why he's smiling.
You had to wonder, considering the contract grapple with Anquan Boldin, if the Cardinals' organization would anti-up and pay Darnell Dockett his money. However, although Dockett hasn't always been quiet about wanting to get paid his due, he has handled himself like a professional. He's a hard worker who is dedicated to the gym and being in shape. That translates to sheer terror for quarterbacks on the field. (Remember he owns the records for sacks in a Super Bowl)
He is very rarely injured. In fact, he's started 81 straight games for the Cardinals. Being an avid t...

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