After losing starting defensive lineman Darnell Dockett for the season to a torn ACL in his right knee, the Arizona Cardinals are looking to add a veteran in his place.
After losing out on Brett Keisel, they have set their sights on veteran Isaac Sopoaga. According to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, the Cardinals are bringing him in for a workout and intend on signing him if all goes well.
He is considered a nose tackle, but has played across the defensive line. He started seven games last season for the Eagles. He is entering his 10th season. He has played for three teams. He originally was drafted by the 49ers.
If he is signed, it is an interesting move.
The Cardinals already have six defensive linemen they will keep. They carried only six last year and only played five. They already have a player to start in Dockett's place in Frostee Rucker. They have a rookie in Ed Stinson who can back him up.
However, with Alameda Ta'amu still not game ready coming back from ACL surgery, maybe the plan is to use him as the primary backup to Dan Williams at nose tackle. At 6-2, 321, that appears to be where he is best suited. Once Ta'amu is healthy, I just don't see how Sopoaga would play or even be on the roster.
Would a Sopoaga signing even move the dial for you?
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