TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals and inside linebacker Daryl Washington have agreed on a six-year contract.
The Cardinals had targeted the third-year pro throughout training camp as the next player to get a contract. A second-round draft pick — 47th overall — out of TCU in 2010, Washington led the team in tackles last season with 111.
Washington, known for his extreme speed at a critical position in Arizona’s 3-4 scheme, had 16 tackles for loss last season, the most by an Arizona player since 1995. He was one of five players in the NFL in 2011 with five sacks and two interceptions.
He joins defensive end Calais Campbell as players who signed long-term deals with Arizona in recent months.