Future contract talks for Washington, Hyphen

Posted by Darren Urban on August 1, 2012 – 4:27 pm

The Cardinals want to make sure a couple of key pieces — linebacker Daryl Washington and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling — stick around in the future. Both are in the team’s plans for contract extensions, with Washington’s current deal expiring after 2013 and Stephens-Howling working on his one-year restricted free agent tender for 2012.

General manager Rod Graves said the Cards have yet to actually extend any initial offers, but those negotiations will be coming because both are high on the team’s priority list. I would guess those discussions would start sooner rather than later, even though, in the case of Washington, he has a little while yet to go on his contract. The team has some salary cap room with which to deal.

Both are key parts to this team. Washington, who would have been considered as a first-round pick back in 2010 had NT Dan Williams not been available, is emerging as a potential star. Stephens-Howling has been the part of the backfield every team seems to need in today’s NFL — a return man and quick smaller back, who can cause matchup problems out of the backfield.

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13 Responses to “Future contract talks for Washington, Hyphen”

  1. By joe holst on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    This is awesome and a great sign for this organization.. Great job assembling a first class admin team, eventually this team will be back in the Super Bowl..

  2. By Brett on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Man that would be awesome if we can get both before the season starts, both great players

  3. By CodyZarr on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    I would cry on the inside if we ever lost LSH. Here’s a video that would even make CJ2K weep.


  4. By AndyStandsUp on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Also, have John Skelton and Beanie Wells contracts expiring after next season.
    I agree Washington should be the priority and this may be make or break seasons for the latter two.

  5. By suspence716 on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Both these players have been a key part to this teams success….. Sign ’em!!!

  6. By AB on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    YES!!! Sign LaRod long term. He’s my favorite player.

    As for Daryl, he’s is on the rise to greatness.

  7. By AzDesertRat1953 on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Have you noticed that since there First Ever Home Field was built, the AZ Cardinals front office has done what Mr. Bidwell said would happen decades ago before they left St.Louis. ‘Build the Team a Home and They will Win.

    (just think; the oldest team in the nfl had Never had a Home to call there own until they came to Arizona, wow!)

    Well they now have more than a Home now, and Mr. Bidwell did his part, he put someone in place who could get it done, his son Michael, and he has been doing pretty darn good I feel.

    This move with DW and LS-H goes to show that everyone is on the same page, from the Top down to the Fans, Every Body Wants to WIN!

    GO CARDS!!!

  8. By az1965 on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Cool!! Great news…

  9. By Dynosoar on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    DesertRat has it right; in ST. Louis we had an abandoned high school for our offices and practice field. Now we have arguably the best facilities in the entire league (Sorry Cowboys; and yes, the pun is intended.)

    I love what the organization has accomplished and I also give a huzzah! to all those in Phoenix who’s vote made this possible. Thanks for giving my childhood team (since 1977) their first home. Ya’ll are the best and soon the world will see what we see; that our team is the best. We’re like the tortoise, a slow start and we’ll still win the race.

    Here’s to a first game vs. New Orleans and a last game IN New Orleans.

  10. By DontTakeLoses on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    A-Dub’s extra dinero to Daryl. Git er done… well done.

  11. By Eazy E on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    Forward Thinking

  12. By Eazy E on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Johnson like ”Damn I gotta go right back out there after running 85 freaking yards”.

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