Washington have released quarterback Dwayne Haskins following his breach of coronavirus protocols.
Haskins, 23, was fined $40,000 (£29,400) and removed as a captain last week after being filmed at a party without wearing a mask.
He started Sunday’s defeat by Carolina Panthers but was replaced in the fourth quarter, having lost possession with a fumble and thrown two interceptions.
I don't think I've ever seen a team release they're starting quarterback in the middle of a playoff race. But then again Alex Smith is probably good to go for #SNF
WASHINGTON #FOOTBALLTEAM have released QB DWAYNE HASKINS pic.twitter.com/BQAXoC3LiP
— Santino 'Big Tuna' Iacabucci (@BigtunaBBS) December 28, 2020
Head coach Ron Rivera the move to release him “benefits both parties”.
“This afternoon I met with Dwayne and informed him that we would be releasing him,” Rivera said.
“I told him that I believe it benefits both parties that we go our separate ways.
“We want to thank Dwayne for his contributions these last two seasons and wish him well moving forward.”
Haskins completed 148 of 241 passes for 1,439 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He has also fumbled six times.