Washington’s head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement: “I met with Dwayne this afternoon and informed him that we will release him.”
“I told him that I believe that our own path will benefit both parties. We want to thank Dwayne for his contribution in the past two seasons and wish him forward.”
During Washington’s loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Haskins sat on the bench.
After a turbulent week, his demotion caused Haskins to lose his role as one of the Washington captains and was fined an undisclosed fine for violating the Covid-19 team’s procedures.
When the team was told that a social media post showed that the 23-year-old boy had no mask when attending his girlfriend’s birthday party, Washington demoted him and fined him.
Haskins is the team’s first-round pick in 2019, ranking 15th overall.
The former Ohio State University quarterback apologized to his team for his virus agreement behavior last week, calling them “immature and unacceptable.”
According to ESPN and several other media reports, Haskins talked about Monday’s release on his private Twitter account, stating that he “is fully responsible for non-compliance with NFL QB standards. Because of this experience, he will become better.
Washington ended the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday, and hopes that the chance of entering the playoffs still exists.