Darnell Dockett still wants a contract extension. But unlike last year, when he said a “hamstring” injury wouldn’t allow him to practice (as did fellow disgruntled teammate Anquan Boldin), Dockett showed up to work out Tuesday and is taking part in the minicamp. It begged the question, what changed?
“I (lobbied) so much to get Joey Porter in here and I talked to Adrian (Wilson),” Dockett said. “This is like a family and I wanted to put my personal issues aside and just be focused. I feel like I owe it to them. I feel like I owe it to DRC, whos been here rehabbing his injury. I’ve been constantly trading texts with him. I’ve been talking to Adrian back and forth. I want to help my guys get back to where we left off last year. That’s what leaders do. At the end of the day it’s not about the contract situation but moreso my respect for my teammate.”
That may only last so long though. After Dockett (pitcured below with Gabe Watson) expressed those thoughts, he was asked if it meant he would then remain in town for the rest of the voluntary workouts. “As of right now I am here today, tomorrow, for minicamp,” Dockett said. “We’ll call it by the day.”
Tags: Adrian Wilson, Darnell Dockett, DRC, Gabe Watson, Joey Porter
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