Dwayne Haskins starts for Washington despite breaking rules

Ravens Washington Football
Posted at 3:51 PM, Dec 27, 2020

LANDOVER, Md. - Dwayne Haskins gets his second consecutive start for Washington with quarterback Alex Smith out again because of a right calf injury.

Haskins got the nod against the Carolina Panthers less than a week after being fined $40,000 and losing his captaincy for violating COVID-19 protocols.

With the NFC East title potentially on the line, Washington is also without top receiver Terry McLaurin because of a nagging ankle injury, but gets rookie running back Antonio Gibson back from a two-game absence with turf toe.

Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey is out for a sixth consecutive game, but the Panthers will have defensive end Brian Burns despite missing practice time this week with a knee injury.