"We had the situation there with the first mini-camp, but I never gave him an ultimatum," said McCarthy. "This is professional sports and we just went in another direction."
Washington was on Green Bay's injured reserve list the entire 2004 season with a foot/arch injury sustained early in training camp. Washington made the roster last year, but was inactive all 16 games.
Washington reported to the first mini-camp overweight and wasn't allowed to practice. He lost some weight since that time, but apparently is still far short of McCarthy's expectations.