Rapoport: Ranking Week 1 games
Ian Rapoport provides a pecking order of Week 1 contests, as well as storylines to follow in each matchup. More ...
Financial terms of the extension were not disclosed, but Washington had been signed through the 2013 season at league minimum base salaries of $540,000 in 2012 and $630,000 next season.
Washington had 78 tackles with a sack and an interception in largely a two-down player role as a rookie. He led the Cardinals with 107 tackles, including a team-high 16 for a loss in 2011.
Washington added five sacks and two interceptions while playing in over 86 percent of the Cardinals' defensive snaps, according to official playing-time documents.