Former Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, who recently signed a deal with the longtime rival 49ers, spoke out about the details of his transition on FOX Sports radio in Arizona.
"I was willing to restructure my contract ... I was willing to take less money than what [San Francisco] was offering.
"I gave the Cardinals two or three times to match the offer, and I would've taken less too," Dockett commented, clarifying the end of his tenure with the Cardinals. "I'm not bitter."
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When it comes to facing his old team, Dockett said, "All business. I'm coming to win. Hopefully the fans appreciate everything I've done ... You can't ever question my loyalty, at all."
The 6-foot-4, 293-pound veteran defender was drafted by Arizona with the 64th overall pick in 2004. He spent all 11 seasons with team, starting 156 of 158 career games played.
Asked about playing for 49ers new head coach Jim Tomsula, and the organization itself, Dockett confidently said, "This guy is awesome, man ... They hit the lottery, they got themselves a dog a-- player.
"The biggest thing, I get to play Arizona two times a year, so you know what time it is."