The courtship of three-time Pro Bowler Darnell Dockett appears to be over. The former Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman looks like he's signing with the San Francisco 49ers.
How do we know?
Dockett's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, tweeted a picture Thursday morning with the 33-year-old defensive lineman after he signed what appears to be a new contract.
The 49ers have not officially announced the signing of Dockett. Per club policy, the franchise does not announce contract signings until they have been formally executed.
2:30 p.m. PT Update:
49ers announce that the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Dockett.
It was reported that Dockett was courted by all four teams in the NFC West after the Cardinals released him on Feb. 27 following 11 years of service. Dockett reportedly visited with the 49ers on Tuesday. The club's linebackers coach, Clancy Pendergast, was Dockett's defensive coordinator with Arizona from 2004-08.
Shortly after Rosenhaus' announcement on social media, Dockett posted a 49ers logo to his Instagram account. He also vowed on his Twitter account that he aims to be the Comeback Player of the Year.
Dockett missed all of 2014 with a season-ending ACL injury that he suffered in training camp last August. But in 10 seasons on the field with Arizona, Dockett totaled 459 tackles, 40.5 sacks, seven forces fumbles, 12 fumble recoveries and four interceptions in 158 regular season games.
Dockett joins Australian Rugby League import Jarryd Hayne and wide receiver Jerome Simpson as three pre-free agent additions to San Francisco's 90-man roster.