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NFL reinstates Daryl Washington on conditional basis

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The NFL has reinstated Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington.

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The wait is finally over.

After more than 1000 days on the NFL's suspended list, Daryl Washington has been reinstated by the NFL.

From the league:

"Washington may join the Cardinals at the training facility and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities. Once arrangements have been confirmed regarding Washington’s clinical resources in Phoenix, he will be permitted to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games.

Prior to the start of the regular season, the NFL will review Washington’s progress. Based on his compliance and engagement with his program and resources, he will be permitted to participate in all regular season activities beginning in Week 1. He will be evaluated later in the season for full reinstatement."

This means... Well he is back for the Arizona Cardinals if he behaves all offseason.

The team also released a statement:

"The National Football League today informed us of Daryl Washington’s conditional reinstatement.

Considering we have been prohibited from having any contact with him over the last three years, it would be premature today to discuss a potential return to the team.

As everyone is aware, the 2017 NFL Draft is just days away and that is where our energy and attention is fully focused right now.

At the appropriate time, we will address the issue of Daryl Washington further."

There you have it... Daryl Washington is back in the NFL. If that is with the Arizona Cardinals remains to be seen, but, he is back.