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Darnell Dockett reportedly expected to announce retirement Monday

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Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Darnell Dockett is calling it a career.

According to a report by Josh Weinfuss of ESPN on Sunday, the Cardinals great is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

The 35-year-old Dockett spent the first 11 years of his career in Arizona, appearing in 158 of a possible 160 regular season games from 2004 to 2013. He recorded 459 combined tackles and 40.5 total sacks over that span. Dockett was a member of the 2008 Cardinals squad that made it to Super Bowl XLIII and was named a Second-team All-Pro in 2009.

Father Time had caught up to Dockett by 2014, however, when he tore his ACL before the season. The Cardinals released him in February 2015, and Dockett went on to sign with the 49ers. But Dockett never got a chance in San Francisco, as he was waived before even appearing in a single game.

With Dockett appearing to be at the end of a storied career that saw him earn a reputation as one of the top interior run blasters in the league, maybe he’ll now be free to embrace his true calling as a 140-character superstar.

H/T theScore

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