The San Francisco 49ers welcomed defensive tackle Darnell Dockett to town on Monday, but the bulk of the visit is apparently set for Tuesday. A day after Ed Werder said Dockett was meeting with the 49ers Monday evening, Matt Maiocco is reporting the visit is today. Matt Barrows suggested on Twitter Dockett arrived yesterday, but the official visit and medical exam were potentially going down today.
Arizona Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers reported on a few other details Monday afternoon. According to Somers, the Cardinals offered Dockett a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, with playing time and production incentives that could bring it to $4 million.
It would appear Dockett turned this down for now, and will make his way around the league looking for a better offer. According to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, Dockett has drawn plenty of interest, and expects to have the situation resolved "by the end of the week." That would seem to mean a fairly limited number of visits will be happening.
If there is in fact plenty of interest, I'd imagine he will have visits Wednesday and Thursday, and get things wrapped up shortly after that. I would not be at all shocked if he ends up returning to Arizona. There is no word on how much guaranteed money would be included in that $2.5 million, but I am not expecting him to get many other significant offers. It might just come down to who can offer the most up-front money. If someone does offer more, I imagine he will take it back to the Cardinals to see if they will match or exceed it, and that will be that.