Frostee Rucker, Cardinals reach one-year extension

The Arizona Cardinals are rewarding defensive end Frostee Rucker for his fine work as an injury replacement for Darnell Dockett last season.

The team has reached agreement with Rucker on a one-year extension, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source involved in the deal.

Rucker, 31, was under contract for $1.1 million through 2015.

Although inconsistent as a pass rusher, Rucker has been a key cog in the Cardinals' stingy run defense the past two years.

The ninth-year veteran will continue in a rotational role, splitting snaps with newcomers Cory Redding and Corey Peterson on a revamped defensive line.

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