The Cardinals release Dockett, saving the team $6.8 million in salary cap space. Dockett spent 11 years with the team. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim:
We have been very clear about our feelings for Darnell and our desire to have him back. After speaking with him and his representatives, we decided that this move today makes the most sense for both the team and the player and allows each to keep all of its options open.