NFL.com reports that after investigating Daryl Washington for an alleged domestic dispute Wednesday, Phoenix police arrested the Cardinals linebacker. Washington has been booked on two counts of aggravated assault, according to Maricopa County court documents Friday. The charges stem from an incident in which a woman alleged that she was the victim of a domestic violence assault involving Washington. This has been a disastrous offseason for Washington. It was only a month ago that he was suspended four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. "This is a legal matter, and I am limited in what I can say other than that my lawyer and I will continue to cooperate with investigators and welcome the opportunity for all the facts to be presented," Washington said in a statement. "I regret that the situation has brought this kind of attention to my family and my team. I look forward to resolving it as soon as possible."
Cardinals running back Ryan Williams told the Arizona Republic that he was more concerned about his knee than his play last season, saying he played scared. Williams came back from a torn patella tendon suffered in 2011 and wasn't ready for the physical punishment that comes with playing running back. Per the story, he got nervous when then-quarterback Kevin Kolb would call '39 toss' because it exposed his right side and his injured knee. The lack of confidence left him "pretty much scared all last year to get the ball in my hands." He added hurting his shoulder was a "blessing" because it allowed him time to get his knee feeling good. Now he says he's not scared anymore. "This is the healthiest I've felt in the past two years," Williams said. "It feels good to be able to run like myself, instinctive and not having to think about what Im doing, just going out and doing it. I've been working real hard, so things are looking good. My stars are aligned this year."
ESPN reports that Jets receiver Stephen Hill has a lot of work to do heading into training camp. The report says Hill "followed a disappointing rookie year with a drop-filled minicamp." Hill has dealt with a knee injury this offseason, which could have contributed to his poor minicamp.
Jets receiver Santonio Holmes told the official team website the Lisfranc injury he was diagnosed with was a Grade 4, which is the most serious kind, meaning a muscle tear and joint separation in his mid-foot. Screws and a plate were removed in a follow-up surgery in March, but he said two screws will remain in his foot permanently. Holmes hopes to be ready for the first day of training camp, but that seems overly ambitious, considering he still isn't running and cutting.
In an interview with CBSSports.com, Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline said the addition of tight end Dustin Keller is big. Kelller signed as a free agent from the Jets this offseason. "His presence in the passing game is going to be huge," Hartline said. "You can see, kind of speaking hopefully for myself, were designing our offense through the passing game. Having a dynamic pass-catching tight end like Dustin Keller is important."
Bucs general manager Mark Dominik told NFL Network he expects cornerback Darrelle Revis to be ready for Week 1 against the Jets. Revis tore his ACL last September while playing for the Jets. "Fully confident," Dominik said. "He's in great shape right now. He's running full speed. He's cutting, he's doing all the things we wanted him to do from a training standpoint and a rehabilitation standpoint. We're going to keep him at our pace but the whole point is he'll walk out there the first day of training camp, he'll have pads on and he'll be ready for the Jets in Week 1. We're expecting that."