As expected, it didn’t take long for the Arizona Cardinals to reach out to former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel as the bearded one is reportedly flying out west Tuesday to take a physical, according to Kent Somers of AZCentral.com.
DE Brett Keisel flying to AZ today to take a physical. #AZCardinals
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) August 19, 2014
The Cardinals are in need of another defensive lineman after losing starter Darnell Dockett for the season Monday to a torn ACL.
Speculation that the Cardinals would reach out to the Steelers longtime defensive end started almost immediately after it was formally announced that Dockett would be out for the season.
If signed, Keisel would join the long list of former Steelers players that have gone on to play for the Cardinals. Currently, former Steelers linebacker Larry Foote, running back Jonathan Dwyer, nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu and tackle Max Starks are all under contract with the Cardinals, who are coached by former Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.