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Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

This is the biggest question mark on the defense and quite possibly the entire team. Karlos Dansby took his talent and bolted to Cleveland for a four-year deal in free agency. Daryl Washington was suspended for at least a year in late May for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. It left a big hole in the middle of the Arizona 3-4 scheme and is going to force...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Position battles to watch

As training camp rounds the corner and the football season draws closer, the Arizona Cardinals have some big questions heading in. The Daryl Washington suspension spoils what was otherwise great offseason with a solid draft and even more solid free agency period. After a 10-6 finish last season that wasn’t good enough for the playoffs, this may be the most important offseason in...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards sort out feelings over Washington

It has been a month since Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was suspended for a year by the NFL for repeatedly violating its substance abuse policy. It has been a month since Washington showed that his personal priorities trumped those of his team’s. Yet as Arizona has moved on without him, trying desperately to find his replacement at inside linebacker, the feelings toward...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals sign a veteran linebacker to fill in for Daryl Washington

Today the Arizona Cardinals signed former Dallas Cowboy and Detroit Lions linebacker Ernie Sims to a one year deal.  Sims will come in and likely play the Mike linebacker spot.  Washington being suspended for a year is going to hurt, but if Sims can come in and right the ship, the Cardinals could be scary. […] The post Arizona Cardinals sign a veteran linebacker to fill in for...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Super “Bowl”: The NFL’s misguided war on drugs

On Friday, May 29th inside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals, Daryl Washington, was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to substance abuse. Translation: he got caught smoking weed. This article isn’t going to turn into a rant as to whether or not marijuana should or should not be legal. TPF isn’t taking a stance on the whole debate. No, this is to give some of you, the...
Via The Penalty Flag
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals picked up a $10 million option bonus on Washington

The one-year-minimum suspension for Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington means that previously he had been in Stage 3 of the substance-abuse program. Which means that he was subject to up to 10 drug tests per months. Which means that he was one failed test away from a minimum one-year absence. Which means the Cardinals knew. Which means their decision to trigger a $10 million...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Daryl Washington released a statement following his suspension

Cardinals lineabcker Daryl Washington has released a statement through his agent Jordan Woy following his year long suspension from the NFL. Daryl Washington Statement on suspension: — Jordan Woy (@JordanWoy) May 30, 2014 Washington better get himself together,  he’ll likely only have one more chance. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: &...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL suspends Cardinals star Daryl Washington for a year…and it’s the right call

Word is just coming out that the NFL is going to suspend Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington for the entire 2014 season. This is a huge blow to the Cardinals and their hopes to end a six season playoff drought. Even though it hurts, most of the initial fan reaction on Twitter made me proud of Cardinals fans. The most common reaction I saw besides surprise, was applause....
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Daryl Washington to miss entire 2014 season

Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 has been told that Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington will miss the entire 2014 season. Jurecki has confirmed the news with a player. Just a few days ago, Jurecki reported that Washington could receive a longer than expected suspension from the league, but it would be surprising to see him receive a year-long suspension. Washington was sentenced...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Daryl Washington’s suspension could be longer than expected

According to. Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 in Arizona, Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington could end up getting hit with a longer suspension than people expected. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Report...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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