Keenum is expected to return as Cleveland's backup quarterback for 2021.
Keenum appeared in one game, serving in relief while starter Baker Mayfield dealt with a rib injury. He signed a three-year deal prior to the 2020 season, which includes guaranteed money for 2021, and the soon-to-be 33-year-old Keenum is a known commodity to coach Kevin Stefanski.
Keenum completed five of 10 pass attempts for 46 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Week 6 against the Steelers.
Keenum entered the game late in the third quarter after Baker Mayfield was pulled due to the aggravation of his rib injury. The game was already well out of reach, so Keenum wasn't asked to do much in the closing quarter. However, Keenum could be counted on to start in Week 7 against the Bengals if Mayfield is too injured to suit up. Keenum last saw major playing time as the quarterback for Washington in 2019, when he managed a 65 percent completion rate and an 11:5 TD:INT ratio.
Keenum has agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal with the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Keenum's signing will provide the Browns with an experienced backup behind starting QB Baker Mayfield. Keenum -- who turned 32 in February -- saw action in 10 games for Washington in 2019, including eight starts, throwing for 1,707 yards with 11 TDs and five picks.
Keenum doesn't expect to re-sign with Washington, Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports Washington reports.
New head coach Ron Rivera did say Dwayne Haskins (ankle) will have to earn the starting job, but that doesn't necessarily mean Rivera views someone like Keenum or Colt McCoy as a viable alternative. For what it's worth, Keenum went out of his way to compliment Haskins, noting that the 22-year-old showed enough improvement late in the season to keep the job heading into 2020. As for his own career prospects, Keenum hopes to find another opportunity to compete for a starting role. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent March 18 at the beginning of the new league year, one month after his 32nd birthday.
Keenum completed 18 of 37 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 47-16 loss to the Cowboys.
Getting his first start since Week 8 due to Dwayne Haskins' ankle injury, Keenum wasn't able to generate much offense against a desperate Dallas defense. The veteran QB finishes the year having completed a strong 64.8 percent of his passes (160-for-247), but his 11:5 TD:INT and 6.9 YPA over 10 games were less impressive. Those numbers should be good enough to land him a backup job as a free agent in the offseason, but Keenum is unlikely to return to Washington -- in addition to Haskins, the QB room could contain a returning Alex Smith (leg), and there's always the possibility a new head coach decides to bring in his own choice as a franchise QB with the second overall pick in next year's draft.
Keenum will start at quarterback Sunday against the Cowboys with interim coach Bill Callahan ruling Dwayne Haskins (ankle) out for the Week 17 contest, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.
Haskins' rookie season came to the end early in the third quarter of Sunday's 41-35 overtime loss to the Giants, when the first-round pick suffered a left high-ankle sprain. Keenum, who had opened the season as Washington's starter, came on in relief of Haskins for just his second appearance since Week 8, finishing out the loss with 16 completions for 158 yards and a score across 22 attempts to go along with a one-yard touchdown run. Keenum's presence under center shouldn't amount to much of a dropoff, if any, for Washington's pass catchers as the Redskins attempt to score an upset win over the playoff-hopeful Cowboys on the road.
Keenum completed 16 of 22 pass attempts for 158 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 41-35 loss to the Giants.
Keenum began the game on the bench, but he stepped in when Dwayne Haskins (ankle) was injured on the first play of the third quarter. Keenum was rather efficient as he completed 73 percent of his passes while tossing a seven-yard touchdown strike to Steven Sims on his second possession. If Haskins is unable to play next Sunday against the Cowboys, Keenum will be in line for a starting role for the season finale.
Keenum (concussion) isn't listed on the Redskins' injury report Wednesday.
Out of the NFL's protocol for head injuries, Keenum is set to be active for the first time since Week 8. On Sunday against the Jets and beyond, though, he'll serve as the backup to rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins, an arrangement which likely will hold for the rest of the campaign.
Keenum (concussion) will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Dwayne Haskins for the rest of the season, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
On Monday, interim coach Bill Callahan named Haskins the starter moving forward, relegating Keenum and Colt McCoy to reserve roles. Keenum remains in the concussion protocol, so he wasn't guaranteed to regain the top spot on the depth chart following the Redskins' bye week anyway. Wednesday's practice report will give an indication of Keenum's chances to be the backup Sunday against the Jets.
Keenum (concussion) isn't expected to receive the start Week 11 against the Jets, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Keenum will spend Week 10 working to progress through the five-step concussion protocol while Washington is on bye. Though the Redskins haven't yet announced a starter for Week 11, Garafolo relays that rookie Dwayne Haskins is the current favorite to face the Jets. Keenum could influence that decision if he manages to gain clearance from the protocol in quick fashion, but things currently appear to be trending towards the veteran receding into a backup role while the non-contending Redskins take a longer look at their first-round pick.
Keenum (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Buffalo, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Keenum practiced on a limited basis throughout the week, but Dwayne Haskins got most of the reps with the first-team offense. With Keenum not being able to clear the concussion protocol, Haskins will step in for his first NFL start, with Colt McCoy serving as the backup. It isn't clear if Keenum will return to the starting job once he's cleared of the concussion.
Keenum (concussion) was limited at practice Thursday.
The Redskins were in pads Thursday, but Keenum was third in the QB pecking order behind rookie Dwayne Haskins and Colt McCoy, according to Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington. Keenum is beholden to an independent neurologist to receive clearance to play Sunday at Buffalo, but he'd improve his odds to do so by practicing in full Friday.
Keenum (concussion) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.
As Les Carpenter of The Washington Post noted earlier Wednesday, Keenum is still in the concussion protocol, but his ability to take the practice field indicates he's passed some steps along the way. The Redskins so far have given Dwayne Haskins most of the first-team reps this week, a sign they're preparing to trot out the rookie Sunday at Buffalo. However, Keenum could change all that by gaining clearance from an independent neurologist.
Keenum remains in the NFL's concussion protocol as of Wednesday, Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reports.
Keenum doesn't yet appear to have made any tangible progress in his recovery from the head injury he suffered during the Thursday Night Football loss to the Vikings in Week 8. Per Ben Standig of The Athletic, rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins handled first-team reps during Wednesday's practice in Keenum's absence. Haskins thus looks like the top candidate to start in the event Keenum is sidelined Sunday against the Bills.
Interim coach Bill Callahan said Monday that Keenum remains in the NFL's concussion protocol but noted that the quarterback would start Week 9 in Buffalo if cleared to play, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site reports.
The Redskins currently are viewing Keenum as day-to-day while he works through the protocol. At this point, he hasn't seemed to have made much tangible progress in his recovery since suffering the head injury last Thursday in the loss to the Vikings, as he wasn't cleared for non-contact work during Monday's practice. Dwayne Haskins handled the first-team reps and presumably will be in line for the Week 9 start in the event Keenum is ruled out.
Keenum (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Vikings.
Keenum's concussion paves the way for Dwayne Haskins to finish this game. If Haskins performs well, it's possible he takes over the starting quarterback job moving forward regardless of Keenum's status, though interim coach Bill Callahan said after the game that Keenum would remain the starter if healthy in Week 9.
Keenum is in concussion protocol to start the second half of Thursday's game against Minnesota, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. Rookie Dwayne Haskins is under the center to start the second half.
Keenum hit his head on the turf late in the first half, and he couldn't gain clearance to return during halftime. While Keenum's return should be considered questionable at this point, it's more likely than not that Haskins will finish out this contest.
Interim coach Bill Callahan suggested Monday that Keenum would remain Washington's starting quarterback at least through the team's Week 10 bye, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. "That's the direction we're heading in right now," Callahan said, when asked if Keenum would stick atop the depth chart through the bye week.
Shortly after the Redskins' 9-0 loss to the 49ers on Sunday, Callahan indicated that Keenum would retain the starting gig in Week 8 with Washington facing a quick turnaround for its Thursday night matchup with Minnesota. After following up with the media Monday, Callahan now seems to have extended Keenum's leash at least two more games, though an ugly showing versus the Vikings could lead the coach to re-evaluate things. Keenum has completed 66 percent of his pass attempts and owns a 9:4 TD:INT in six appearances, but he's only thrown for four touchdowns over his past four starts and was already pulled from the starting job once in favor of Colt McCoy. At this point, McCoy probably isn't a realistic threat to jump Keenum in the pecking order, but first-round pick Dwayne Haskins should receive another look at some point once the Redskins are convinced the rookie is up to the task.
Keenum completed nine of 12 passes for 77 yards without a touchdown or interception in Sunday's 9-0 loss to the 49ers.
With the game being played in a steady rainfall and on a muddy field, interim Washington coach Bill Callahan elected to stick to his running game -- Keenum's longest completion of the day went for only 19 yards. Despite his apparent lack of trust in the veteran QB under tough conditions, Callahan apparently isn't thinking about handing the reins to rookie Dwayne Haskins just yet, per John Keim of ESPN.com. "We still have a lot of faith in Case and his ability," Callahan said.
Keenum (foot/shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Though Keenum didn't take any reps in Washington's first practice of the week Wednesday and was listed with two injuries on the team's official report, his absence was essentially viewed as a maintenance day. After returning to work without any limitations Thursday, Keenum is on track to make another start Sunday against the 49ers after piloting the Redskins to their first victory of the season in Week 6.
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