The Washington Football Team released quarterback Dwayne Haskins one day after he was benched in a loss to the Panthers.

In a statement, Washington coach Ron Rivera said he met with Haskins on Monday to inform him of his decision.

“I told him that I believe it benefits both parties that we go our separate ways. We want to thank Dwayne for his contributions these last two seasons and wish him well moving forward.”

Haskins will count $8.5 million in dead salary-cap space next year. Rivera informed owner Dan Snyder of his desire to move on from Haskins late Monday morning and was given the green light to make the move.

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