Cardinals want to have a “educational briefing” with Daryl Washington


The Cardinals have kept themselves at arm’s length from Daryl Washington’s conditional reinstatement, primarily because they may not remember him.

But General Manager Steve Keim said during an interview on SiriusXM radio that he’d sit down soon with owner Michael Bidwill and coach Bruce Arians and Washington as they try to determine what to do next.

“To be quite honest with you, we have had dialogue with his agent, but have not have had a chance to talk with Daryl yet, just because of how busy we have been,” Keim said, via Darren Urban of the team’s official website. “We will attend to that in the near future and obviously get a chance to talk to Daryl and see what is going on. . . .

“There will be a sit-down with Michael Bidwill, our president and owner, and myself and Coach Arians, and again, more than anything, an educational briefing on ‘Just where have you been the last three years, what’s going on in your life?’ Once that meeting occurs, there will be a decision made. It’s been three years, and the way the system is set up right now, there is a lot of unknown.”

Washington has been suspended for three years after substance abuse violations and a guilty plea to an aggravated assault charge. Thus, he hasn’t been around the team, so they have no idea what kind of shape he’s in or how ready he is to resume playing.

The 30-year-old linebacker hasn’t played since the end of the 2013 season.

10 responses to “Cardinals want to have a “educational briefing” with Daryl Washington

  1. They’ll give him a 3 year $39 million dollar guaranteed contract, and he’ll go out the next day an OD on meth and crack.

  2. “Cardinals want to have a “educational briefing” with Daryl Washington”

    Speaking of educational, that should read “an educational briefing”

  3. I understand typos, but “a educational briefing”? Stuff like this constantly on the site gives me hope that I can become a sports writer as well.

  4. There are plenty of young, motivated guys ready play right now who do not need an “educational briefing”.

  5. He’s been out of touch (officially) with the team but has stayed in Phx and in touch with players. Fitz tweeted a happy welcome back right when reinstated and as team captain around here that goes a long way. Fans see DWash constantly in a local gym and say he’s always working out and playing basketball. 30 years old with 3 less years NFL wear and tear, now settled with a wife and kid, and wanting back with the team. He was a Pro-Bowler before this mess and time heals old wounds. It will be interesting to see where this goes with the 1st round draft pick of Reddick (who is basically a young DWash right down to the jersey #) and picking up Bucannon’s 5th year option plus signing Dansby. Never thought I’d see DWash and Dansby on the field again but it could happen now. Crazy.

  6. Didn’t think the Cards would surpass the Seahawks’ LB corps this quickly, but it has happened!

    1. Cardinals, 11-5
    2. Sea Turtles 9-7
    3. 49ers 7-9
    4. Rams 5-11

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