Arizona Cardinals free agency preview: Time to take the next step
MAR 3, 1:29p ET | Ross Jones
Rotowire: Jan 29 / 4:32p ET
News: The Cardinals aren't counting on having Washington available for 2015, azcardinals.com reports.
Impact: Washington was suspended for the entire 2014 season for a repeat violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, and he'll likely be suspended again for a subsequent domestic-violence assault conviction. A mandatory six-game ban would seem to represent Washington's best-case scenario, but his history and the details of the incident could perhaps warrant a longer suspension. While he was one of the league's top defensive players not too long ago, Washington won't necessarily get back to that level, if he plays in 2015.