Cardinals’ Campbell: Daryl Washington is a ‘guy we need on the field’

May 7, 2013, 2:24 AM | Updated: 3:27 pm
Follow @AZSports...
LISTEN: Calais Campbell, AZ Cardinals defensive end

Daryl Washington’s legal troubles are certainly cause for concern for the Arizona Cardinals, especially with a defense that could be without one of their key contributors next season.

Washington is under investigation for two counts of
aggravated assault stemming from an incident with his ex-girlfriend. He was also suspended by the league for four games due to violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Cardinals’ defensive end Calais Campbell told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show Monday that while he isn’t privy to the details surrounding Washington’s situation, he is hopeful to have his teammate back on the field.

“One thing I know for sure is I love playing with [Washington],” Campbell said. “He’s an awesome guy. He’s going through a tough situation right now and I don’t really know all the facts and the situation and all that went down but just as a teammate he’s a great guy.”

Campbell said he is hopeful the Cardinals won’t be without Washington for too long.

“I know him well and he’s a guy that I just love playing with so I hope everything works out for the best and we don’t lose him for too long because he’s a guy we need on the field,” Campbell stated.

Washington had 134 tackles and nine sacks for Arizona last season and was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate. He has compiled 319 tackles, 15 sacks and four interceptions over his three-year career with the Cardinals.

Life Changer Loans

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals RB Eno Benjamin runs through drills during the Red & White practice on Saturday, ...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals notebook: RB Eno Benjamin’s confidence ‘through the roof’

It's all about staying locked into the moment when Cardinals RB Eno Benjamin gets the starting nod against the Bengals on Friday.
17 hours ago
Cortez Davis #18 of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors makes an interception against Jalen Cropper #5 of t...
Jake Anderson

Arizona Cardinals sign rookie cornerback Cortez Davis

The Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday signed rookie cornerback Cortez Davis, adding depth to a highly-competitive position battle.
17 hours ago
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, that Paul Brown Stadium will be called Payc...
Associated Press

Cardinals visit Bengals on Friday at renamed Paycor Stadium

The home of the Cincinnati Bengals will no longer carry the name of team founder and NFL pioneer Paul Brown.
17 hours ago
Arizona Cardinals' Marco Wilson runs drills during the NFL football team's training camp at State F...
Arizona Sports

Marco Wilson knows he’s earned nothing in Cardinals’ CB rotation

Arizona Cardinals second-year pro Marco Wilson is aware that relative success his rookie year hasn't cemented his place as the No. 2 corner.
17 hours ago
Arizona Cardinals CB Antonio Hamilton runs during training camp on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Glendal...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals notebook: Antonio Hamilton continues to gain his peers’ respect

It's still relatively early on in camp, but one name that's been talked about more and more with every Cardinals practice is Antonio Hamilton.
2 days ago
Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams (87) avoids the tackle of Philadelphia Eagles strong safe...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Maxx Williams taking ‘day-by-day’ approach in return from injury

Arizona Cardinals TE Maxx Williams surprised many this offseason when he was taken off the physically unable to perform list last Thursday.
2 days ago
Cardinals’ Campbell: Daryl Washington is a ‘guy we need on the field’