Offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell has noticed a positive change with Haskins the past two weeks since he's been moved up to No. 2 on the depth chart, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.
O'Connell also mentioned that it was helpful for the rookie to get first-team snaps Wednesday when Case Keenum was held out of practice with a pair of minor injuries, per Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official website. Keenum will start Sunday's game against San Francisco, but it sounds like the Redskins are preparing Haskins to make starts later in the season.
Haskins will be the backup quarterback Sunday in Miami while Colt McCoy (coach's decision) is inactive.
The only question mark in the QB room was whether McCoy would be available, which he is not. Therefore, if the Redskins are forced to go to a signal-caller not named Case Keenum on Sunday, Haskins will get the call.
Haskins will serve as the backup quarterback Sunday in Miami, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Case Keenum will get the start, while Colt McCoy likely will be inactive. Haskins struggled in mop-up duty Week 4 against the Giants, but he should get another look at some point before the end of the season.
Interim coach Bill Callahan said Wednesday that Haskins "could play on Sunday" versus the Dolphins, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Callahan previously indicated Monday that Haskins wasn't being viewed as an option to start Week 6, but it now appears as though the rookie first-round pick at least has a chance of seeing the field. Still, amid concerns that Haskins may need more practice reps and extra time to develop before taking the No. 1 job, it's more likely the Redskins turn to either Case Keenum (foot) or Colt McCoy in Miami. In any case, the team's top quarterback won't be officially decided until later in the week, per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com.
Interim coach Bill Callahan said Haskins isn't being considered as an option to start Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
Haskins may not be active for Week 6, which likely will depend on the availability of Case Keenum (foot). Callahan said Keenum or Colt McCoy will work as the starter in Miami, which seems likely to be the case for the near future. According to Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington, the team plans to provide Haskins more practice reps going forward to help spur his development, but they don't believe the rookie quarterback is ready for the starting job.
With Jay Gruden fired Monday morning, Haskins now will work with interim head coach Bill Callahan, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan reports.
The coaching change doesn't necessarily mean Haskins will jump right in as the starting quarterback, but it does improve his odds of taking that job at some point this season. Gruden didn't seem to have any interest in playing the rookie, perhaps sensing that he wouldn't stick around to see the other side of things even if Haskins made progress. Callahan reportedly wants to reemphasize the running game, even though Adrian Peterson has managed just 2.7 yards per carry.
Haskins is active Sunday versus the Patriots, Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reports.
Haskins will occupy his typical spot as the Redskins' No. 2 QB, but there's been a swap at the top of the depth chart. On Friday, coach Jay Gruden named Colt McCoy the Week 5 starter in favor of Case Keenum. Whether or not that's a temporary move remains to be seen, but McCoy and Haskins are the available quarterbacks Sunday while Keenum is in street clothes as he recovers from a foot injury.
Coach Jay Gruden suggested Friday that Haskins will work as the backup quarterback behind starter Colt McCoy in the event Case Keenum (foot) isn't cleared to play, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.
After Keenum wasn't effective while also managing the foot injury in the Week 4 loss to the Giants, Haskins was pressed into action in the second quarter of the contest and didn't impress. He completed just nine of 17 attempts for 107 yards and three interceptions in the outing, providing no evidence that he's ready for full-time starting duty. Despite the rookie's struggles, Gruden left the door open earlier this week for any of the three signal-callers on the roster to start Sunday, with McCoy ultimately earning the assignment now that he's healthy again after undergoing surgery on his leg back in April. Gruden suggested that Keenum -- who is listed as questionable -- would work as the understudy to McCoy if cleared to play, so Haskins now looks like he might be the No. 3 option on the depth chart.
Haskins and Colt McCoy split all the quarterback reps during Wednesday's practice with Case Keenum (foot) in a walking boot, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
Keenum was removed from Sunday's game against the Giants in favor of Haskins, who looked out of sorts on his way to completing nine of 17 passes for 107 yards and three interceptions. It appears Keenum's foot injury is still a lingering concern, putting Haskins and McCoy into the equation for the starting nod this weekend versus the Patriots.
Haskins won't necessarily get the start Week 5 against New England, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. "I don't care where you're drafted," coach Jay Gruden said Sunday. "[Haskins has] got to come in here and perform when he's asked to perform. If I feel like he'll give us the best chance to win versus New England, I'll put him in there."
Haskins struggled in relief of Case Keenum during Sunday's 24-3 loss to the Giants, completing nine of 17 passes for 107 yards, with no touchdowns and three interceptions. The rookie likely will get more playing time before the end of the season, but that doesn't mean he'll be named as the Week 5 starter over Keenum or Colt McCoy.
Haskins completed 9 of 17 pass attempts for 107 yards and three interceptions Sunday against the Giants. He also carried twice for 23 yards in the 24-3 loss.
While Haskins didn't start the game, he replaced a hobbled and ineffective Case Keenum in the second quarter. He faced a Giants defense that had been poor against the pass this season, but he struggled mightily and threw interceptions on three of his final six drives in the convincing loss. With Keenum and Colt McCoy in the picture and Haskins' poor showing, it remains to be seen which direction the team opts to go in a tough home matchup against the Patriots next Sunday.
Coach Jay Gruden said Haskins likely will be the Redskins' backup to starting QB Case Keenum on Sunday against the Giants, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
With Keenum nursing a foot sprain in the aftermath of Monday's loss to the Bears, Haskins split first-team reps with Colt McCoy at Wednesday's walkthrough. Keenum returned Thursday as a full participant, but Haskins still got a handful of those top reps, according to Finlay. Because Thursday's appearance marked McCoy's first in an official practice this season, Gruden is expected to roll with a No. 1-2 QB duo of Keenum and Haskins this weekend, per John Keim of ESPN.com.
Haskins split reps with Colt McCoy during Wednesday's estimated practice, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.
Haskins could get an opportunity with Case Keenum (foot) in a walking boot and considered day-to-day, but he now appears to be competing with Colt McCoy -- who practiced in full for the first time this season Wednesday -- for the top backup gig. Coach Jay Gruden affirmed earlier in the week that Keenum will remain Washington's starting quarterback, according to Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington, but with the Redskins sitting at 0-3, it's conceivable that the veteran signal-caller, who's coming off a five-turnover performance and nursing an injury, could soon be facing pressure for the starting role.
Haskins is expected to remain the Redskins' No. 2 quarterback in Week 4 against the Giants after coach Jay Gruden said following Monday's 31-15 loss to the Bears that he wasn't considering a change under center, Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Starter Case Keenum turned in one of the ugliest quarterback showings of the young season Monday, committing five turnovers on the night, which included a pick-six on the team's opening drive and a fumble on fourth-and-one in the fourth quarter. Despite the poor outing, Keenum built up enough goodwill from his strong performance in his prior two starts to retain the top job, though he likely has a shorter leash now. A matchup with a porous Giants defense in Week 4 presents a good bounce-back opportunity for Keenum, but with Washington already sitting at 0-3 this season, it may not be long before the coaching staff is eager to take a longer look at its rookie first-round pick. Assuming Washington finds itself out of the playoff picture by the second half of the season, Haskins should eventually get a chance to play.
Haskins completed 10 of 17 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's 20-7 preseason loss to Baltimore.
Overall, it was a stagnant performance from Washington's depth offensive players, but Haskins still showed something for fans to look forward to, especially on a rollout at the end of the first quarter in which he turned his shoulders and delivered a strike to Steve Sims Jr. for a seven-yard score. The rookie has run hot and cold this preseason -- not nearly as surgical as he was at Ohio State -- but he's mostly avoided calamity while sprinkling in a few highlights each game. He figures to be the backup to start the season with the goal of giving him a red-shirt year, but the calls from fans to see the rookie quarterback in regular-season action likely aren't too far away.
Coach Jay Gruden said Sunday that Haskins will serve as the backup after naming Case Keenum the team's starting quarterback, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Confirming what was expected, the veteran will start Week 1, as the team seems to be sticking to the plan of "redshirting" Haskins for the 2019 season. The Ohio State product has showed flashes of brilliance in the preseason thus far, making back-shoulder throws and connecting on a deep pass for a touchdown. With Colt McCoy still recovering from a broken lower leg, Haskins figures to back up Keenum for the immediate future.
Haskins completed seven of 13 passes for 74 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Falcons.
Haskins once again entered the game after Case Keenum, but that didn't stop him from making a few strong throws. His effort was highlighted by back-to-back completions in the final quarter, the first of which came on a back-shoulder throw to fellow rookie Kelvin Harmon when backed up deep in his own territory. He followed that up with a play-action dart over the middle of the field -- once again connecting with Harmon. Since throwing two interceptions in his preseason debut, Haskins has combined to complete 14 of 27 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown across the last two games. He still figures to sit behind Case Keenum to begin the regular season, but the rookie is showing promise early in his career.
Haskins completed seven of 14 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown Thursday against the Bengals in the Redskins' second preseason game.
Haskins entered the game after Case Keenum and led the team to its only touchdown of the contest. The rookie showed particular rapport with Robert Davis, completing two passes to him, highlighted by a 55-yard touchdown. While Haskins posted a similar completion rate and yardage total to his preseason debut, he showed improvement Thursday by not turning the ball over. Case Keenum remains the favorite for the Week 1 starting job, but Haskins still has some time to make a push.
Haskins is expected to play approximately two quarters during Thursday's preseason contest against the Bengals, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Haskins was hit and miss in his first pro appearance last Thursday, completing eight of 14 passes for 117 yards and two interceptions while taking two carries for 17 yards. After another week of practice under his belt, the Redskins are aiming for progress from the rookie signal-caller, namely how he handles protection calls and timing on different throws. Haskins will take the field after Case Keenum gets some run with the first-teamers.
Haskins completed eight of 14 passes for 117 yards and two interceptions during Thursday's 30-10 loss to the Browns. He added 17 yards on two carries.
Haskins' debut started off well enough, with a nice little boot play for a 27-yard gain. The rest of the game was less kind as two fellow rookies picked him off. The first, a misplaced lob, was intercepted by Mack Wilson and returned for a touchdown. Later, Greedy Williams cut off an ill-advised throw to no-man's land down field. Twitter observers figure to be talking about the low-lights Friday, but there were enough well-placed passes for Haskins to build on in the coming weeks.
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