Cardinals defensive tackle Frostee Rucker is under contract through 2016.
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A person with knowledge of the situation says the Arizona Cardinals have given defensive tackle Frostee Rucker a one-year extension, keeping him under contract through the 2016 season.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the team has not officially announced the deal.
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Rucker filled in last season after Darnell Dockett sustained a season-ending knee injury in training camp.
The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Rucker appeared in 15 games, eight as a starter. Rucker had one of the best seasons of his nine years in the NFL with a career-high five sacks and a team-high 14 tackles for loss. He had 37 tackles and tied his career best with two forced fumbles.
The extension first was reported by NFL.com. Rucker signed as a free agent with Arizona in 2013