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12 October 2019 06:03

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  • Earlier this week, NFL insider Ian Rapoport revealed the Washington Redskins planned to start Case Keenum at quarterback.

Earlier this week, NFL insider Ian Rapoport revealed the Washington Redskins planned to start Case Keenum at quarterback.

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Earlier this week, NFL insider Ian Rapoport revealed the Washington Redskins planned to start Case Keenum at quarterback. That decision came after the team fired head coach Jay Gruden following the team's loss to the New England Patriots. The Redskins sit at 0-5 on the season and owner Dan Snyder decided now was a good time for change. Bill Callahan took over as the team's interim head coach and he's officially made his first major decision as the team's head coach. Callahan confirmed to reporters that Keenum will, in fact, get the start against the Dolphins on Sunday afternoon.

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Redskins Officially Name Starting Quarterback For Dolphins Game

Bill Callahan confirms Case Keenum will be the starting QB. #redskins — Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) October 11, 2019 Callahan also confirmed former Ohio State star Dwayne Haskins will be Keenum's primary backup on Sunday afternoon. It's been a revolving door at quarterback for Washington this season. Keenum started the season, but ceded the role to the rookie quarterback two weeks ago. After Haskins threw three interceptions against the New Giants, he was benched for Colt McCoy – who started the team's loss to the Patriots last weekend. However, with a new coach in charge, Keenum has officially won the job back. The Redskins have a legitimate shot to win their first game of the year on Sunday. Washington and Miami are set for a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff on FOX.