Haskins was always expected to emerge from training camp as Washington's starter, but now that he no longer has to compete for a job, the 2019 first-round pick can turn his attention to preparing for his Week 1 start. ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Football Team finally made an expected move at quarterback and no, it's not Dwayne Haskins moving up or down or sideways. Haskins completed 17 of 31 pass attempts for 178 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Eagles. Please consider supporting NJ.com with a subscription. Reports surfaced heading into the Football Team's Week 4 game against Baltimore that Haskins' job security was in question, and despite turning in his best passing effort of the season in the 31-17 loss -- he was 32 for 45 for 314 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions -- the 2019 first-round pick didn't do enough to maintain his spot atop the depth chart. The Washington Football Team is making a significant shakeup at quarterback after a 1-3 start. Haskins (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Giants. His lone trip to the end zone came with 2:05 left in the fourth quarter when he scored on a rushing attempt from one yard out. At this point, trying to determine who the starting quarterback is in Washington has become tricky. Despite these inconsistencies, coach Ron Rivera said after the game that the team would stick with Haskins for their Week 4 matchup against the Ravens. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. "Just want to … Mike Rosenstein may be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com. Then there's the matter of Alex Smith, who was activated from the PUP list Sunday and could eventually emerge as an option to take snaps under center. Full Washington Football Team injuries for the 2020 season including date of injury, player's position and injury status. Get Giants text messages: Cut through the clutter of social media and text directly with beat writers. Haskins was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Rams after coming down with a stomach virus, and a Football Team official confirms that he's still dealing with the illness as Washington begins Week 6 preparations. Enter Smith, who recovered from a horrible leg injury of his own suffered two years ago. It's likely Haskins did enough to maintain his starting job in Week 5 against the Rams, though official word should come at some point during the week. 15 pick overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins was first through the rotation in each set of drills at Tuesday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Dwayne Haskins finished up the first half of today's Washington Football Team game against the San Francisco 49ers because of an injury to Alex … 3 on the depth chart and will presumably be shopped in trade deals in the coming weeks, but he'll likely have to at least return to practice to provide reassurance to possible suitors. Rivera said Haskins would've been his starter for the preseason opener if the NFL hadn't cancelled the exhibition slate this year. He also gained 17 yards on seven carries. 3 quarterback behind Kyle Allen and Alex Smith. Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Washington Football Team on Wednesday announced that Kyle Allen will start at quarterback in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams. Sign up for Giants Extra: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text directly with reporters. It didn’t seem to faze him as he just stood there with the training staff taping … Dwayne Haskins, who entered the 2020 season as the No. Earlier Sunday, it was reported Haskins wouldn't be with the team in his first game since his demotion from Washington's starting QB. The latest news, video, standings, scores and schedule information for the Washington Football Team The 23-year-old has been away from the team all week while dealing with gastrointestinal issues, but he's apparently feeling better since he's back at the team facility. Only two starting quarterbacks for Washington have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Sammy Baugh (1937–1952) and Sonny Jurgensen … Trending news, game recaps, highlights, player information, rumors, videos and more from FOX Sports. The aforementioned illness sidelined him this past Sunday versus the Rams and seems to be placing his status for Week 6 against the Giants in question. While he eliminated turnovers -- he had no interceptions or fumbles lost -- he also failed to lead the Washington offense down the field for much of the game. During pregame warmups, Haskins was seen tossing some passes, per Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record. He completed just 58 percent of his passes and averaged just 4.3 yards per attempt with a long of just 13 yards. The second-year QB continues to show great chemistry with Terry McLaurin, but none of his other targets were able to make a significant impact. Haskins, a Highland Park, N.J. native, was the No. Alex Smith, who came on in relief, will start next week for the team. Thanks in part to Smith, the Washington Football Team (6-7) finds itself with a one-game lead over the Giants in the NFC East. Backup and former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins “will be ready” to play in the event Smith cannot, Rivera said. Per NFL.com: Washington coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday (Smith’s) injury is still being evaluated. Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith was forced to miss the second half of Sunday’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers after suffering a calf injury. Find out the latest on your favorite NFL players on CBSSports.com. Possibly. Head coach Ron Rivera hinted it might happen, and now it has. Haskins only visited Washington's facility Thursday to undergo COVID-19 testing before he was sent home by the team. The Washington Football Team has seen enough of 2019 first-round pick quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The 1-3 WFT announced Wednesday it is benching the former Ohio State star … Washington will name Kyle Allen its new starting quarterback Wednesday, resulting in Haskins moving into a bench role, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Smith's injury is not considered to be serious, so he should start next Sunday's game against the Seahawks, pushing Haskins back to the bench. Haskins (illness) will remain away from the team Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. A list of stats and notes from the Washington Football Team's 23-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, presented by BDO by the Numbers, as compiled by Washington Football Team Public Relations. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. — Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 2, 2020 “Dwayne’s lived up to everything we talked about in January,” Rivera said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE. Coach Ron Rivera reiterated Monday that the third-year quarterback will … Rivera said it would've been Haskins in the preseason opener, followed by Allen in the second game. If Allen falters during his run as the starter, Washington could turn back to Haskins at some point later on in 2020, but at this point, it's apparent the Football Team doesn't view the 23-year-old as its long-term solution under center. Haskins completed seven of 12 pass attempts for 51 yards and lost 12 yards on four carries during Sunday's 23-15 win over the 49ers. Haskins remains under the weather, apparently dealing with the same issue that landed him on the inactive list Week 5 against the Rams, as well as caused him to miss practice Thursday. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Haskins is unlikely to be active for Sunday's game against the Rams, as Washington plans to have Alex Smith serve as Allen's top understudy. He also saw an NFC East that remains winnable -- even after a 1-3 start. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. It's been a quick fall from grace for the 2019 first-round draft choice, who opened 2020 as Washington's starting quarterback but now sits behind Kyle Allen and Alex Smith on gameday. Haskins threw to a 4:3 TD:INT with 234.8 passing yards per game Weeks 1 through 4 as Washington got out to a 1-3 record. The Washington Football Team quarterback suffered as gruesome an injury as we’ve seen two years ago. Coach Ron Rivera suggested Haskins and Kyle Allen both would've made starts this preseason if the games hadn't been cancelled, Kyle Stackpole of the Washington Football Team site reports. He also lost a fumble. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. He did hint that the Haskins "may get his opportunity again," but for at least Week 10's upcoming matchup against Detroit, it doesn't appear that there will be any sort of competition between the 2019 first-round pick and Smith. He committed two more turnovers in the fourth quarter, sinking any chance for a comeback victory. You value local news. However, he was intercepted on two of the team's next three offensive possessions. His fantasy upside in 2020, however, is tied to the development of a pass-catching corps that remains a work in progress. Former starter Dwayne Haskins … Haskins retains Washington's starting quarterback job heading into Sunday's game against the Ravens, but he could surrender the gig to backup Kyle Allen if he struggles in the Week 4 contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Haskins, who didn't practice Thursday, is expected to see a doctor for his ongoing illness, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. After finishing out his rookie season on a relatively positive note, Haskins hasn't carried over that success to 2020, with the signal-caller completing just 56.4 percent of his throws for 6.2 yards per attempt and a 4:3 TD:INT while taking 10 sacks in three games. With new starting quarterback Kyle Allen (arm) slated to resume practicing in full and veteran backup Alex Smith feeling fine after making his 2020 debut in relief of Allen last weekend, few reps would likely be available for Haskins even if he were healthy. Thank you for relying on us to provide the journalism you can trust. Haskins completed just 55 percent of his passes and averaged 5.7 yards per attempt against a middling Eagles secondary. Washington will move forward with Kyle Allen as the starting signal-caller, while Alex Smith serves as the backup. We need your support. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. The Washington Football Team has made a quarterback change ahead of their Week 5 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. He started Washington’s first four games this season, going 1-3. Whoever gets the Week 1 start -- Haskins is the favorite -- will undoubtedly be looking over his shoulder if he struggles early in the season. 3 quarterback behind Kyle Allen and Alex Smith, Haskins isn't in consideration to get on the field any time soon. All rights reserved (About Us). Plus, exclusive news and analysis. Kyle Allen is still the starting quarterback for the Washington Football Team. Starting QB Dwayne Haskins has been benched in favor of Kyle Allen according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Haskins (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Giants. He added three rushes for three yards and a touchdown on the ground. Of course, there's no exhibition schedule in 2020, with teams instead jumping right from practice to the regular season. Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Monday that Haskins is not being considered as a potential starter in place of Kyle Allen (ankle), Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. 15 pick overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was sidelined briefly with an illness in mid-October and has yet to re-take the starting job. Coach Ron Rivera is allowing each quarterback to make his case for the Week 1 job, but there's no question about Haskins being the favorite. Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., (7) throws with Washington quarterback Alex Smith (11) nearby, during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Tuesday, Aug. 25, … Rivera said that it could benefit Haskins to "truly see how to prepare as a starter" by learning behind Alex Smith, who took over under center after Allen suffered a potentially season-ending dislocated ankle during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Giants. Alex Smith, who started the season on the bench before ascending to the top of the depth chart, suffered a calf strain in Sunday’s 23-15 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Still, as the team's No. He was replaced by Kyle Allen, who went down with a season-ending ankle injury in the Week 9 loss to the New York Giants. Having said that, Washington will keep Haskins in street clothes with Kyle Allen starting and Alex Smith serving as the team's backup quarterback. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. The Washington Football Team has played eight games in 2020. It's been hypothesized that the situation favors Allen and his familiarity with OC Scott Turner, but it's Haskins who offers real upside to develop into a long-term starter. View the latest in Washington Football Team, NFL team news here. Haskins (illness) is expected to be inactive Sunday against the Giants, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Dwayne Haskins is out to prove he deserves to be the Washington Football Team's franchise quarterback. Washington Football Team Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Washington pretty much confirmed they’d be in the market for a new quarterback when … Game Balls: 3 Standouts From Washington's 23-17 Upset Over The Pittsburgh Steelers Washington named Haskins its starting quarterback for the Sept. 13 season opener versus the Eagles, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Haskins has been inactive since Week 4, but he could at least now have the opportunity to be available against Detroit. Washington quarterback Kyle Allen suffered a dislocated left ankle and a small fracture, a source told ESPN's John Keim. Haskins (illness) is back at Washington's facility and is attending meetings Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Earlier in the day, Washington brought in … Washington was down by 14 points by the end of the first quarter and 20-0 at the half, but Haskins wasn't able to engineer a comeback win for the second straight week. Haskins (undisclosed) isn't expected to be in attendance at Sunday's game against the Rams, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Smith is a candidate for Comeback Player of the Year, going 4-1 as a starter before his injury Sunday. In Haskins' place, Kyle Allen will serve as the starter at QB, with Alex Smith handling backup duties. Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins, sent to the bench earlier this season by head coach Ron Rivera, was the No. Haskins completed 32 of 45 pass attempts for 314 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 4 against Baltimore. Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen suffered a gruesome leg injury against the New York Giants on Sunday and had to leave the game.. … He took three sacks on the day but managed to avoid turning the ball over and completed a six-yard touchdown pass to Logan Thomas to begin his team's comeback in the second quarter. ... with Washington already trailing 17-0, quarterback Dwayne Haskins threw a … Haskins may need to get other players involved on the road in Week 3 if he's going to keep pace with a Browns offense that just erupted for 35 points against the Bengals. Washington Football Team benches QB Dwayne Haskins, will start Kyle Allen vs. Rams The Washington Football Team is making a significant shakeup at quarterback after a 1-3 start. Haskins completed 19 of 33 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown while rushing for eight yards on one carry in Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Cardinals. 3 seat in the QB room and tagged a healthy scratch for Sunday's NFC East tilt. Tell us your coronavirus story or send a tip here. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. 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