Early Doucet’s days in Arizona are coming to an end.
The Cardinals plan to release Doucet to save $1.7 million on their salary cap, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
A third-round draft pick of the Cardinals in 2008, Doucet had a breakout season in 2011, catching 54 passes for 689 yards and five touchdowns, good for second on the team behind Larry Fitzgerald in all three categories. But in 2012 his role in the offense diminished, catching just 28 passes for 207 yards and no touchdowns.
Now Doucet will hit free agency and try to convince some team that he’s more like the player we saw in 2011 than the player we saw in 2012.