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Haskins has non-COVID-19 illness, won't attend Week 5 game

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Due to his demotion to the third spot on the depth chart, Dwayne Haskins was not going to dress for Washington's Week 5 game against the Rams.

In a twist, Haskins won't be at the stadium at all for the contest because of an illness, according to NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay. 

Channel 9 sports director Darren Haynes first tweeted Sunday morning that Haskins was told by the team to stay home while the Burgundy and Gold took on Los Angeles because of a stomach virus that he's been battling for a few days.

Haynes' report also says that Haskins took a COVID-19 test and it was negative:

Finlay confirmed that Haskins would not be at FedEx Field and that his future with the team is in doubt. 

This is just the newest twist in what's been a crazy, crazy past few days for the second-year pro.

On Wednesday, Haskins was benched in favor of Kyle Allen. Allen is now Washington's starter, and Alex Smith is his backup. The 2019 first-round selection is behind them both.

Haskins is also now the subject of trade rumors, with Jason La Canfora reporting there's a "strong expectation" he'll be moved before the league's deadline.

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Haskins was thought to be a part of the franchise's long-term future not too long ago. Now, no one really knows what his short-term future even looks like.


But it won't include a trip to FedEx Field on Sunday.