“This afternoon I met with Dwayne and knowledgeable him that we’d be releasing him,” Washington’s head coach Ron Rivera stated in an announcement.
“I informed him that I consider it advantages each events that we go our separate methods. We wish to thank Dwayne for his contributions these final two seasons and want him nicely transferring ahead.”
Haskins was benched throughout Washington’s loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
His demotion adopted a tumultuous week which noticed Haskins lose his function as one among Washington”s captains and was fined an undisclosed quantity for violating crew Covid-19 protocols.
Washington demoted and fined Haskins after the crew was made conscious of social media posts displaying the 23-year-old with no masks whereas attending his girlfriend’s birthday celebration.
Haskins was the crew’s first spherical draft choose in 2019 and the15th general.
The previous Ohio State College quarterback apologized to his crew final week for his virus protocol actions, saying they had been “immature and unacceptable.”
Haskins addressed Monday’s launch on his non-public Twitter account, in keeping with ESPN and a number of different retailers, saying he took “full accountability for not assembly the requirements of an NFL QB & will grow to be a greater man & participant due to this expertise.”
Washington closes out the common season this Sunday in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles with hopes of a playoff spot nonetheless alive.