GM Steve Keim hasn't thought much about Daryl Washington's reinstatement

Linebacker Daryl Washington, a Pro Bowler in 2012 for the Cardinals, was conditionally reinstated Tuesday by the NFL after a three-year substance-abuse suspension. AP Images/Phelan M. Ebenhack

TEMPE, Ariz. -- In his first public comments about linebacker Daryl Washington since the linebacker was conditionally reinstated Tuesday, Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said he hasn’t had time to think about the former Pro Bowler.

The NFL announced Washington’s conditional reinstatement about 48 hours before the Cardinals made their first-round pick in Thursday’s NFL draft.

“You know what? I’ll be honest with you,” Keim said Thursday night. “For the last 72 hours, I’ve done nothing but stare at college tape and that draft board. At the appropriate time, we’ll address that.

“I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t put much thought into it.”

Keim’s comments about addressing Washington -- who was suspended in May 2014 for multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy -- at the “appropriate time” mirrored a team statement released Tuesday.

But Keim did shed some light on when that “appropriate time” will be.

“After the draft,” Keim said.