NFL Notes: Cardinals, Daryl Washington, Chargers, Lions



Cardinals GM Steve Keim tells Adam Schein of Sirius XM radio that he’s seeking an “educational briefing” regarding newly reinstated LB Daryl Washington.

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 “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?’ ” Keim said. “Once that meeting occurs, there will be a decision made (about Washington’s future with the team).

“It’s been three years, and the way the system is set up right now, there is a lot of unknown.”


New Chargers HC Anthony Lynn says that QB Philip Riverslooks rejuvenated” and has another “three or four more productive years” in him.

He looks rejuvenated,” Lynn said, via “He’s got a little zip on the ball. He can have three or four more productive years easily in my mind.

Lynn added they would have taken a quarterback in this year’s draft if the right opportunity presented itself, but anyone they bring in would obviously have to sit behind Rivers.

We definitely think Philip can still play,” Lynn said. “Whoever we drafted was going to have to come in and sit for a while because I think Philip is going to continue to play at a high level.

“If a quarterback had been there that we felt really good about, then yeah, we evaluate that position like we do the other 21 spots and very easily could have taken a young quarterback, and brought him on to develop him. But we weren’t going to reach. We definitely weren’t going to do that. And we feel good about the guys we have as well.


Lions TE Eric Ebron explained that he was “really banged up” last season.

“Life,” Ebron said, via “My whole life was bothering me, or at least that’s what it felt like every time I tried to get out the bed. I was pretty beat up, man, from the things you might know of, to the things you don’t. I was pretty destroyed.”

Earlier in the week, the Lions elected to pick up Ebron’s fifth-year option (NFLTR) that cost them $8,250,000 for the 2018 season.

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