Why the Arizona Cardinals Need to Move On from Darnell Dockett

January 20, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A player’s value to his team is a moving target during the NFL offseason. It sways due to a number of factors, with recent production, age and the structural integrity of football bodies chief among them.
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett is a veteran whose employment status teeters with this question: How easily can he be replaced?
Unfortunately, he’s at a disadvantage after that question was answered throughout an entire season. What we saw in 2014 is that Dockett indeed has value, and the Cardinals certainly could have benefited from his services. But the gap between the Cardinals defense with and without him still isn’t nearly enough of a chasm to justify Dockett’s price tag in 2015.
If a pay cut isn't negotiated, he needs to be released.
Dockett went down in training camp with a torn ACL, an injury thought to be the final death blow to the Cardinals defense. He joined linebackers Daryl Washington (suspension) and Karlos Da...

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