Dwayne Haskins goes unclaimed on waivers; becomes a free agent

Zachary Neel
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To no major surprise, former Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins has gone unclaimed on the waiver wire after being released by the team on Monday afternoon.

Teams had until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to put a claim in for Haskins, where they would have been able to add him to the team and pick up the remaining money left on his rookie contract, where he is still owed approximately $4.26 million. Now that no claim was put in, Haskins will become a free agent, and Washington will be responsible for over $8 million in a dead cap hit for the former first-round pick.

Haskins was released on Monday with the explanation from Ron Rivera being that it likely benefited both parties to start fresh separately from eachother. After a tough sophomore season that ended with a tumultuous week, Haskins is now searching for his next opportunity in the NFL.