Former Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is expected to announce his retirement on Monday.
Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is well known for being one of the league’s most vocal players, especially on social media. The NFL will be losing one of its most fascinating personalties, as Dockett is expected to announce his retirement on Monday after a ten year career. Dockett played all ten of his seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.
He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers last offseason, but he never played in a regular season game for them. Dockett has not played since 2013 due to an ACL injury that caused him to miss all of 2014 and a variety of injuries that caused him to be released by the 49ers in October of 2015.
The outgoing defensive tackle will retire as one of the league’s more efficient defensive linemen. Darnell has four career interceptions, including one in each of his first three seasons in the NFL. He has 40.5 career sacks, including a career-high nine in his fourth season in 2007. 2007 is also when he set a career-high for tackles with 59. Dockett has 459 career tackles with 18 passes defended. In six playoff games, Dockett has 13 tackles and four sacks, including three sacks during the Cardinals’ 2008 Super Bowl run.
Dockett is an extremely unique personality, especially on Twitter. The league will surely miss one of the most outgoing and underrated players that it has ever seen in Dockett.