Well, here’s something for Darnell Dockett to celebrate.
Free agent linebacker Joey Porter has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cardinals, according Darren Urban of the team’s official website.
Porter wrapped up a visit with the Redskins Friday, but he wanted to play near the West Coast and Arizona had a bigger need for an outside pass rusher. Porter should start for the Cardinals.
It’s questionable how much Porter has left in the tank, and the signing could backfire quickly. But the move is already popular in the locker room. Dockett said 12 days ago that Porter is all he wanted for Christmas and he’s quickly chimed in on the move:
“BIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDGANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG!!Yeaaaaaaaaaaaahh ohhhh leeeeettttttssss DOOOO IT!,” Dockett tweeted.
We think he likes it.
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Cardinals will pay Porter $17.5 million over three years, with a max value of $24.5 million. Depending on the structure, that looks like a panicked deal that won’t go well for Arizona.