The Cardinals left the door open for defensive tackle Darnell Dockett to return when they cut him last week.
And he’s going to test their will to do so quickly.
Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Dockett is scheduled to meet with the 49ers tonight.
The 33-year-old Dockett missed all of last season with a torn ACL, which gave the Cardinals pause about paying him $6.8 million.
The 49ers aren’t sure if they’ll have veteran Justin Smith back next season, as they still want to sit down with him and discuss their plans.
But whether Dockett is a replacement or a complement, he’d represent a swing in the NFC West defensive arms race, assuming he’s recovered from the knee injury and can get back to his old form.