As first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Washington Football Team has released former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The franchise has since confirmed the news.
“This afternoon, I met with Dwayne and informed him that we would be releasing him,” Washington head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. “I told him I believe it benefits both parties that we go our separate ways. We want to thank Dwayne for his contributions these last two seasons and wish him well moving forward.”
Haskins, the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, was benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers after he threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. He was also recently fined $40,000 and stripped of his captaincy for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols when he was photographed without a mask while attending a private party.
Haskins threw for 2,804 yards and 12 touchdowns compared to 14 interceptions in 16 career games with Washington.
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