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.