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QB Dwayne Haskins agrees to one-year deal with Steelers

Field Level Media
22 Jan 2021, 07:05 GMT+10

Former Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins signed a reserve/future contract Thursday with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Haskins, a 2019 first-round draft pick, was released by Washington on Dec. 28. He reportedly also met with the Carolina Panthers earlier this month before visiting the Steelers on Thursday.

Haskins posted images of himself on social media in a Steelers uniform with the jersey No. 3.

"3 in the Bible stands for restoration and eternal life. Let's work," Haskins wrote on Twitter.

The signing is a potential low-risk/high-reward situation for Pittsburgh.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 3,803 yards with 33 touchdowns against 10 interceptions in 15 games this past season. But Roethlisberger, who turns 39 in March, said after the wild-card loss to Cleveland on Jan. 10 that he has not made a decision about his future.

Roethlisberger threw for 501 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions in that 48-37 loss to the Browns.

Mason Rudolph remains under contract while fellow quarterback Josh Dobbs is set for free agency. Devlin "Duck" Hodges bid a public farewell over Twitter on Tuesday after his pact with the Steelers had expired.

Haskins was 3-10 as a starter in Washington. His release last month came after an unmasked trip to a nightclub -- a violation of the league's COVID-19 protocol. In the wake of that incident, the team fined him $40,000 and he was stripped of his captaincy.

Haskins, 23, has completed 60.1 percent (267 of 444) of his passes for 2,804 yards with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 16 career games (13 starts).

The Steelers signed three others to reserve/future contracts on Thursday: defensive back Stephen Denmark and tight ends Charles Jones and Dax Raymond.

--Field Level Media

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