Haskins took a lot of snaps during Friday's practice, with coach Mike Tomlin explaining that he wanted to allot more work to players that will have significant roles in the Hall of Fame Game against Dallas on Aug. 5, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. It seems a little early to start preparing for a preseason game, but Tomlin apparently disagrees, or else is using it as a convenient excuse for limiting Ben Roethlisberger's workload at Friday's practice. Regardless, Haskins apparently has recovered from the facial injury he suffered this summer, and he should see a good number of snaps in the Hall of Fame Game, competing with Mason Rudolph and Joshua Dobbs for the backup QB job in Pittsburgh.
Haskins suffered a facial injury in early July when he was allegedly assaulted by his wife at a Las Vegas hotel, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Haskins' wife faces a domestic violence charge following the July 3 incident that led to the quarterback heading to the hospital due to a split upper lip and other injuries to his mouth that required dental work. The Steelers said Thursday that they are aware of the situation but didn't offer a comment. Haskins signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh in January, and it's not yet clear whether his injuries will impact his availability for the start of training camp.
Haskins signed a contract with the Steelers on Thursday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN reports. This represents a fresh start for the 2019 first-rounder, who was released by the Washington Football Team this past December. With the signing of Haskins, Pryor notes that the Steelers "signal they're focusing on a future without Ben Roethlisberger -- either this year or soon after." The team's long-time QB has one year left on his deal, but his 2021 status has yet to be cemented. With Josh Dobbs set to become a free agent this offseason, Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph and Haskins are the signal-callers Pittsburgh currently has under contract for next season.
The Steelers are reportedly poised to sign Haskins, according to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com. Per the report, the 2019 first-rounder, who was let go by Washington in December, is meeting with Pittsburgh's coaches, and "if all goes well, a deal will be hammered out." The team currently has Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph under contract for the 2021 campaign, and adding Haskins to the mix would give the Steelers a player with some upside to develop behind the 38-year-old Roethlisberger, who's tentatively expected back next season.
Haskins will visit the Panthers on Monday, independent NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports. Haskins was cut loose by Washington after playing the past two seasons with the team. The exploratory visit could potentially turn into a signing for the quarterback, who completed 60.1 percent of his 444 passes for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions during his time in Washington.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||Las Vegas Raiders||23||22.38|
|4||10/03||@Green Bay Packers||7||18.00|
|11||11/21||@Los Angeles Chargers||25||22.63|
|16||12/26||@Kansas City Chiefs||18||21.26|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||60.4||1402||6||7||74||0||81|