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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

Darnell Dockett looking to ‘wife a midget up’

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San Francisco 49ers defensive end Darnell Dockett is known more for the whacky stuff he posts on social media than he is for stopping opponents.

On Sunday night, Dockett felt like sharing some thoughts on drugs, drug lords and little people.

We don’t really have a whole lot to add to that, and it’s probably best to let you make your own interpretations.

Remember, this is the same guy who shared this controversial opinion about the O.J. Simpson murder trial. You never know what you’re going to find on Dockett’s Twitter timeline.

Darnell Dockett implies Darren Sharper deserves death sentence

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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper entered his first guilty plea on Monday when he pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona. Sharper admitted to sexually assaulting one woman and trying to attack another in the Phoenix area in 2013. He was sentenced to nine years in federal prison.

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Darnell Dockett does not feel that the punishment fits the crime.

Shortly after Sharper was given his sentence, Dockett implied that he believes the 39-year-old deserves the death penalty.

If you remember, Dockett tweeted a rape joke that had to do with Sharper when the accusations first surfaced last year.

Dockett isn’t the only one who feels that Sharper is getting off easy. One of Sharper’s former New Orleans Saints teammates, Scott Fujita, described Sharper’s nine-year sentence as “way too short.”

“He was a great teammate, a great player,” Fujita told TMZ on Monday. “But all that aside, it’s disgusting and beyond repulsive. Look, I’m a dad of 3 daughters … If he ends up only serving 9 years, it’s an absolute shame. It’s way too short.”

Sharper is expected to enter similar guilty pleas over the next month in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Las Vegas. The former Pro Bowler has been accused of drugging and raping numerous women. His attorney initially claimed to have video evidence that would exonerate Sharper, but a lot has happened since then. He’ll likely receive more prison time with his ensuing plea deals.

Darnell Dockett: I would have signed with Cardinals for less money

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Darnell Dockett signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday after playing 10 seasons for the division rival Arizona Cardinals, and he expressed disappointment with his former team for letting him go.

Docket, who signed a two-year, $7.5 million deal, told Jody and MJ on FOX Sports 910 in Phoenix that he was willing to take less money to remain with the Cardinals, but they showed a lack of interest in having him back.

“I was cut. The big question is who’s loyal? I tried to work it out, but it wasn’t making sense. If people knew how much money was in between an agreement, you would have a different respect for me as a player,” Dockett said. “I’m sure of that. When I realized that they weren’t trying to address it or listen and we couldn’t come to an agreement over that little change of the contract, I knew it was my time to go.”

Dockett was selected by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2004 draft and developed into a three-time Pro Bowler. He missed all of last season with a torn ACL and thinks the Cardinals had some doubts about his ability to return from the injury.

“I guess they felt like my injury was going to slow me down or I wasn’t going to be the same player that I was,” he said.

Dockett was offended by questions about his passion and loyalty, noting that he only missed two games in 10 seasons and just eight practices as he put his heart out for the organization.

Now for the million-dollar question — or in this case, the $500,000 question — Dockett shared the amount of money that kept the Cardinals from signing him.

“It was less than $500,000. When you’ve given everything to a team for 10 years and they’re not willing to meet you halfway, it’s time to leave,” he said.

Dockett is looking forward to facing the Cardinals twice a year with his new team and thinks their commitment to him will pay off.

“They hit the lottery.”

Dockett may have missed time on the field last season, but he still made his presence felt around the league in other hilarious ways. We think he’ll be back to his prior form on the field, causing havoc on defense this season.

Darnell Dockett tries to recruit Braxton Miller to Florida State

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Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett played his college ball at Florida State and wants nothing but the best for his alma mater. Sometimes he even acts as an unofficial recruiting coordinator.

Like the rest of the sports world, Dockett learned Wednesday that Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston would be leaving school to enter the NFL draft. Dockett was concerned about losing the Heisman Trophy winner:

That’s the bad news. The good news is that Dockett is aware that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has interest in transferring to FSU. He sent this tweet to Miller:

By “I’ll make sure U good,” we can’t imagine Dockett is talking about committing any sorts of NCAA violations with gifts, etc. No way at all.

Miller is a hot candidate to transfer after the season. The Buckeyes are stacked at the QB position with Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett, so Miller is just a surplus. Rumors have had him possibly going to Oregon, Duke and even LSU. Maybe Dockett’s influence will help sway Miller to Tallahassee.

Oh, and as far as Dockett’s tweeting goes, this is very tame for him. He gets wild and crazy the rest of the time.

Darnell Dockett trolls Raiders fans with 0-6 sign

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Darnell Dockett of the Arizona Cardinals is out for the season with a torn ACL, but he was with the team in Oakland for their game against the Raiders on Sunday. Raiders fans probably wish he wasn’t.

Arizona improved to 5-1 thanks to a 24-13 victory, which dropped Oakland to 0-6, leaving them the only team in the NFL without a win this season. As if Raiders fans didn’t already know, Dockett reminded them with the above pictured sign.

Simply stating the record apparently wasn’t enough, as Dockett rubbed salt in the wound by adding “Worst team in NFL” above it. Then, there’s the smiley face inside the zero.

That’s top notch trolling.

During his first practice with the Raiders, head coach Tony Sparano had the team bury a football to symbolize the end of a disappointing first quarter of the season. The second quarter isn’t off to the best of starts either.

Don’t feel bad, Raiders fans — Dockett has said much, much worse to people like AJ McCarron.

Photo: Twitter/theTYmartinez

Steve Smith, Darnell Dockett share thoughts on NFL players in trouble

Darnell-Dockett-CardinalsThe arrests in the NFL have seemingly piled up over the past two weeks, and the attention paid to the alleged crimes have been more magnified than ever.

On top of the Ray Rice scandal, Greg Hardy conviction, Ray McDonald arrest and Adrian Peterson indictment, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday for alleged domestic violence.

In light of all the negativity surrounding the league, outspoken players Steve Smith and Darnell Dockett (pictured) shared their thoughts via Twitter.

Smith, who is in his first season with the Baltimore Ravens, focused on the domestic violence issues:

Dockett, a longtime Arizona Cardinals DL who is out for the season, was critical of all the players getting in trouble, including Dwyer.

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Both players have done and said a lot of stupid things, but these tweets were among their better ones.

Darnell Dockett doesn’t blame OJ Simpson for allegedly killing his wife

Darnell-Dockett-CardinalsDarnell Dockett is no stranger to making a fool of himself on Twitter. The one thing we can say about the Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle is that he typically stands behind what he writes and rarely ever deletes a tweet. Perhaps even Dockett knows he took it too far with his tweet about OJ Simpson.

On Saturday night, Dockett decided to share his thoughts on divorce. That led to the following tweet about Simpson and his late wife, which Pro Football Zone captured before Dockett deleted it.

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It sure sounds like Dockett was saying he doesn’t blame OJ for allegedly killing his wife, but he insisted that was not the case.

This is the same guy who once tweeted a rape joke, so no one should be surprised. It won’t be the last idiotic thing he shares with his 150,000-plus followers.

Darnell Dockett still obsessed with Katherine Webb

Katherine-Webb-AJ-McCarronDarnell Dockett has been obsessed with Katherine Webb since Brent Musburger introducer her to the world, and the Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle has not been shy about it. On Thursday, AJ McCarron was a guest on Dan Le Batard’s “Highly Questionable,” and he was asked about the possibility of being teammates with Dockett.

“We’re two grown men,” McCarron said with a laugh. “So hopefully we’d both have respect for each other if we’re on the same team. But, I don’t know what happens in that situation. Hopefully we’d just handle out business and win ballgames.’

Dockett must have heard the interview, because he took to Twitter on Thursday evening to rekindle the fire.

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Darnell Dockett has cut down on strip club spending

Darnell-Dockett-CardinalsArizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett loves to get weird on Twitter. He’s always talking about sexual stuff and sharing bizarre stories, so it’s no surprise that the dude loves going to strip clubs. However, he has apparently cut back on the spending.

On Thursday, Dockett shared some random thoughts on Twitter about going to the strip clip. He claims he used to make it rain but now he only spends about $50 per visit.

This is the same guy who was in need of some serious, serious loving on Christmas a couple of years ago, so I’m surprised he can even contain himself at a strip joint. He must no longer be the dancers’ favorite client.