Cardinals DT Dockett named to Pro Bowl

Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has been named to the Pro Bowl to replace injured Minnesota defensive lineman Kevin Williams.

The Cardinals made the announcement Saturday.

Dockett, also named to the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009, registered 52 tackles, five sacks and one forced fumble in 15 games this season.

Dockett, 29, is a seven-year veteran whose played his entire career with the Cardinals. Arizona signed Dockett to a four-year contract extension in September. He had two years left on his previous contract, so the new deal runs through the 2015 season.

A third-round draft pick out of Florida State in 2004, Dockett has developed into one of the best at his position entering his seventh NFL season as the high-spirited leader of Arizona’s defense.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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