“This afternoon I satisfied with Dwayne and knowledgeable him that we would be releasing him,” Washington’s head coach Ron Rivera mentioned in a assertion.
“I advised him that I imagine it advantages the two parties that we go our independent strategies. We want to thank Dwayne for his contributions these previous two seasons and wish him properly transferring forward.”
Haskins was benched all through Washington’s decline to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
His demotion followed a tumultuous 7 days which noticed Haskins lose his purpose as a single of Washington”s captains and was fined an undisclosed amount for violating group Covid-19 protocols.
Washington demoted and fined Haskins after the crew was made knowledgeable of social media posts showing the 23-calendar year-old without a mask while attending his girlfriend’s birthday get together.
Haskins was the team’s 1st round draft decide in 2019 and the15th all round.
The previous Ohio Point out College quarterback apologized to his workforce past 7 days for his virus protocol actions, declaring they had been “immature and unacceptable.”
Haskins tackled Monday’s launch on his non-public Twitter account, in accordance to ESPN and a number of other shops, indicating he took “entire accountability for not assembly the criteria of an NFL QB & will grow to be a much better guy & participant since of this experience.”
Washington closes out the frequent year this Sunday in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles with hopes of a playoff place however alive.