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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Case Keenum on track to play in Week 4 despite foot injury

Case Keenum

Case Keenum has been battling a foot injury this week that he suffered during Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears, but it does not seem serious enough to lead to rookie Dwayne Haskins making his NFL debut.

Keenum, who was reportedly wearing a walking boot earlier in the week, returned to practice on Thursday and appeared to be moving around fine.

Washington head coach Jay Gruden said earlier in the week that he expects Keenum to play against the New York Giants on Sunday, and practicing on Thursday puts the veteran on schedule to do that.

While Keenum has played fairly well through the first three weeks of the season, Washington is 0-3 and does not appear to be going anywhere. That has resulted in a lot of fans wanting to see Haskins get a shot, but Gruden recently explained why he is sticking with Keenum. The most obvious reason could be that Keenum is a safer bet, whereas Gruden’s job might be in jeopardy if Haskins struggles.

Haskins might play at some point before the season is over, but he is reportedly not getting any first-team reps in practice. Washington is Keenum’s team for the foreseeable future.

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