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Daryl Washington not named among reported players to benefit from new NFL drug policy

Despite the changes, it doesn't appear he will benefit from changes.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL and NFLPA are reportedly near an agreement on a revised drug policy. As part of it, many players that are currently suspended will be reinstated or have their suspensions reduced.

One player that reportedly will not is currently suspended Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported there will be 20 players whose current suspension will be affected by the new policy, expected to be approved soon.

Players expected to be reinstated immediately are Broncos WR Wes Welker, Rams WR Steadman Bailey, Cowboys DB Orlando Scandrick, Giants OL Eric Herman and former Vikings DE Spencer Nealy.

WRs Josh Gordon and former Colt LaVon Brazill will have their season-long suspensions reduced to 10 games.

It is possible Washington's suspension is adjusted, but you would figure that his name would come out in initial reports.

Washington was suspended for at least a year this past offseason. He said he tested positive for marijuana. He also has reportedly missed several drug tests over the years. He was suspended for four games in 2013, as well.

Even with a reduced suspension for the substance abuse, he still has pending discipline stemming from a guilty plea on assault charges from a domestic dispute.

Other local media have been very skeptical of any change to Washington's situation.

We will see, but there isn't much optimism about his status.