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Haskins, benched a week ago, was at the facility Monday but when he showed up Wednesday he wasn’t feeling well again. After doctors checked him out and gave him medicine, Haskins took a COVID-19 test and was then sent home. Washington coach Ron Rivera said Haskins’ sickness is not COVID 19-related, but rather gastrointestinal.
Meanwhile, the player who replaced Haskins in the starting lineup, Kyle Allen, did practice Wednesday and Rivera said he’ll start Sunday at the New York Giants. Allen left Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the second quarter with an arm injury. Alex Smith will be the No. 2 quarterback with Haskins, for a second consecutive week, serving as the No. 3.
His demotion has led to all sorts of speculation. Rivera declined to comment on whether they’re looking to trade Haskins, the 15th overall pick in 2019, or whether the QB had asked for a trade.
“I’m not going to talk about football business,” Rivera said. “We’ll cross