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Cardinals sign Ed Stinson, who Darnell Dockett calls “the next Dockett”

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It didn’t take defensive end Ed Stinson long to find a mentor with the Cardinals.

It didn’t take him long to sign a contract, either. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Stinson has agreed to terms on his four-year contract with the team.

Now that Stinson’s under contract, the fifth-round pick can go back to learning the ropes from Darnell Dockett. The veteran Cardinals end has taken Stinson under his wing while Calais Campbell works with third-round pick Kareem Martin and Dockett thinks that he can help mold Stinson into a replica of himself.

Ed Stinson will be the next Dockett if not better, I will give him all the tools and show him all the tricks. No one showed me but I will,” Dockett wrote on Twitter.

Stinson was a two-year starter at Alabama and thrived as a run stopper in college. He’ll back up and learn from Dockett in the near term and try to hold up his end of the mentor-protege relationship down the road.

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8 Responses to “Cardinals sign Ed Stinson, who Darnell Dockett calls “the next Dockett””
  1. cakesw says: May 20, 2014 7:34 AM

    As a Cardinal fan… I would be thrilled if he was the next Dockett….

    Sans the ridiculous Twitter posts….

  2. mdcards4life says: May 20, 2014 8:03 AM

    He may have the strength but i’m not sure he has the quickness or a quick 1st step to disrupt the qb pocket. does he have the high motor as Dockett? if so then we have hit a gem in the late rounds. i can’t wait for preseason to see our draft picks play to have some sense where they are at.

  3. ctiggs says: May 20, 2014 8:16 AM

    49ers 42- little cards 14 #NoOnehasitbetter

  4. qdog112 says: May 20, 2014 8:20 AM

    Great to here that Dockett is undertaking this project. Training your eventual replacement is the American way, but not voluntarily.

    I applaud him for his action. Bret Farve just sit up in bed and said, what?

  5. notthetroll says: May 20, 2014 8:25 AM

    That’s not exactly how this “He’s the next _____________” thing works Darnell.

  6. andrejohnsonforpresident says: May 20, 2014 8:41 AM

    Dockett always has been a beast. Great DT. Always felt like he sort of got shafted playing with the Cards. I mean he played in a fricken 3-4. Two years he had almost double digit sacks in a 4-3 from the dt spot with not much help. Would have been cool if he played for lovie or someone.

    Anyways, if Ed is 1/2 of dockets talent. Not a bad pickup.

  7. cguy7 says: May 20, 2014 9:19 AM

    I bet Dockett talks a lot in his sleep…

  8. gustavejfrerotte says: May 20, 2014 11:50 AM

    Heck, if it ends up to be true or not it’s nice to see a couple of vets step up and get the rookies heading in the right direction on the field.

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