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Redskins Announce QB Dwayne Haskins Won’t Play Vs Cowboys in Finale

The season is officially over for Washington Redskins rookie QB Dwayne Haskins.

The Redskins announced Monday that he will not play in the Week 17 finale against the Dallas Cowboys according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington.

Veteran Case Keenum will draw the start. Haskins suffered a high-ankle sprain against the New York Giants which will require several weeks of rest and rehab.

Reportedly, he lobbied to be able to play in the season finale but was overruled. Haskins was playing his best football of the season prior to exiting in Week 16, as he had completed 12-of-15 passes for 133 yards and a pair of scores against the Giants’ over-matched defense.

Haskins also performed admirably in Week 15 against the Eagles after weeks of less-than-encouraging efforts and ends his rookie season with 1,365 passing yards and a 7-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio in nine games.

For Haskins to improve on his rookie numbers and develop into the QB the Redskins hoped he could become when they drafted him No.15-overall after just one year as a start at Ohio State, they need to drastically improve the offensive line and find him some playmakers in the passing game other than fellow rookie Terry McLaurin.

Video: Redskins Fall to the Giants in Wild OT Affair 41-35

The Redskins and Giants went back and forth on Sunday in a week 16 NFC East battle, but in the end it was the Giants pulling out a 41-35 win.

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NFL Week 16 Inactives – New York Giants at Washington Redskins

Here’s today’s inactives for the NFC East battle between the Giants and Redskins.

Giants: QB Alex Tanney, TE Rhett Ellison, RB Wayne Gallman, OL Chad Slade, DB Rashaan Gaulden, OT Eric Smith, WR David Sills

Redskins: CB Quinton Dunbar, QB Colt McCoy, CB Fabian Moreau, RB Josh Ferguson, LB Josh Harvey-Clemons, TE Caleb Wilson, OL Ross Pierschbacher

Video: Redskins Look for 4th Win of 2019 at Home Sunday Against the Giants

The Redskins are at home Sunday as they will battle the Giants in a NFC East showdown.

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Video: Redskins Hang Tough, Can’t Finish in 37-27 Loss to the Eagles

The Redskins went toe-to-toe with the Eagles Sunday but just couldn’t close it out, as they lost by 10 by a score of 37-27.

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Video: Redskins Look to Play Spoilers in Week 15 NFC East Battle with Philadelphia

The Redskins will look to play spoiler this week in a NFC East week 15 showdown with the 6-7 Eagles, who are coming to town after a short week having played Monday night.

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Video: Redskins Fight Hard But Fall to the Packers 20-15 to Fall to 3-10

The Redskins put up a fight in Green Bay, but came up short in a 20-15 Loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to fall to 3-10.

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Trent Williams Slams Bruce Allen and the Redskins – “The Bridge Has Been Burned”

Trent Williams has made it abundantly clear he thinks his relationship with the Redskins is beyond reconciliation, saying in separate interviews this fall that he’ll “never be a Redskin again” and that “the bridge has definitely been burned” with the team that drafted him fourth overall back in 2010, Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports reports.

Just for good measure, however, the seven-time Pro Bowl lineman reiterated his distaste for his current team on Thursday, indicating in a lengthy interview with Les Carpenter of The Washington Post that Redskins president Bruce Allen helped orchestrate his exile.

As CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported, Williams first demanded a trade or release from D.C. over the offseason, vowing not to play for the team following an alleged mishandling of a medical situation, which ultimately led to the offensive tackle undergoing multiple surgeries for a cancerous growth on his head. Now resigned to overseeing a Houston gym that he owns alongside Washington running back Adrian Peterson while on the Redskins’ inactive Non-Football Injury list, Williams reported to the team following the 2019 in-season trade deadline, only to land on the NFI list after a uniform issue he blames on Allen.

With his scalp cut from the head surgeries, Williams desired a more comfortable helmet than his traditionally padded one upon return to the team, per Carpenter, and interim head coach Bill Callahan helped the lineman get a custom-made item from Riddell. Before the new helmet could arrive at the team facility, however, Washington moved Williams to the NFI list, essentially deactivating him from the roster. And Williams, Carpenter reported, believes Allen ordered the transaction to punish the tackle for his months-long holdout, not to mention boost Williams’ trade value for the 2020 offseason, even ignoring calls from Williams’ agent in the days and hours before the trade deadline — “hoping to trick Williams into not reporting.”

“It just goes to show you how behind the times (Allen) is,” Williams said, “and he still tries to use that money to hold it over black athletes.”

Allen himself has called the allegations “comical,” per Carpenter, saying Williams “elected to stay away” and then told reporters upon returning that he had a non-football injury, thus justifying the team’s use of the NFI list.

Either way, Williams still doesn’t foresee any way he’ll suit up for Washington again.

“I don’t see how it can be reconciled,” he told Carpenter. “At the end of the day, I’m a human being. I ain’t like a dog and you can slap (explicit) out of me and I’m going to come back the next morning with my tail wagging. This was a conscious decision. They didn’t burn the bridge by accident. This was something they felt comfortable doing, so I got to feel comfortable with moving on, too.”

Williams, who added that he hasn’t spoken with Redskins owner Dan Snyder since being placed on the NFI list, said he’s anxiously awaiting the offseason, when he could get an opportunity to move on for good.