The Arizona Cardinals and head coach Bruce Arians are moving on from Daryl Washington.
While the troubled linebacker remains a part of Arizona’s roster after being suspended for the entire 2014 season, he’s no longer going to be a part of their thoughts.
According to Bob Baum of the Associated Press, Arians expressed disappointment in Washington’s actions and hope that he “gets his life straightened out.”
But Arians also said he’s through discussing the subject and won’t comment on Washington any further.
“He made a choice and we’re all living with it,” Arians said.
Washington was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season due to a failed drug test. The season ban comes from yet another failed test that Washington said was marijuana related.
The decision by Washington has left the Cardinals without their top two linebackers from last season.
Washington racked up 75 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games after serving the suspension to start the year.
Karlos Dansby was even better. Dansby posted 122 tackles and four interceptions for the Cardinals. However, Dansby signed with the Cleveland Browns in free agency. Without Washington and Dansby, there is now a massive hole in the middle of Arizona’s defense.