Every Super Bowl attracts three kinds of athletes: those coming to play, those coming to cash in and those coming to party.

Darnell Dockett is the rare exception. The Cardinals' defensive tackle is traveling to New Orleans just to meet with new head coach Bruce Arians.

He is out of the doghouse, back in the team's plans, and couldn't be more excited.

"I did my research on Bruce," Dockett said. "And he's a great guy. I talked to a lot of players that played with him — Robert Mathis, Dwight Freeney, even some guys in Pittsburgh. They all vouched for him. They all said he's a good guy.

"And a couple of days ago, I got a text message from somebody … they (were) like, 'Hey, hit me up. It's B.A. Give me a call. I want to talk to you ASAP.'"