Former four-time team captain Darnell Dockett retired an Arizona Cardinal signing a one-day deal with the team on Monday to begin his farewell press conference.
The three-time Pro-Bowler spent all but one season with the Cardinals. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers after being waived but was cut prior to the start of the 2015 season last fall. His 2014 season ended with a torn ACL in training camp.
“I don’t sit back and regret anything that I’ve done, regret the decisions I made,” Dockett said to the assembled media. “I’m never going to talk about the other team that I went to, because my heart was never there. If you really knew me, my heart was never there, and everybody knew that. This is where I belong.”
Dockett, a third-round pick back in 2004 out of Florida State, helped spearhead the revival of the down-trodden franchise. The 35-year-old Dockett finished with 40.5 sacks, seventh-best in franchise history. He also tied a Super Bowl record with three sacks against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII.