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Dwayne Haskins allowed to practice in person but meetings are by Zoom

Washington QB Dwayne Haskins is back at practice after facing discipline for a COVID-19 protocol violation.

Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Washington Football Team attempts a pass against the Seattle Seahawks at FedExField on December 20, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The Washington Football Team is back at practice on Wednesday, and there is a rather curious development. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins is taking snaps with the first team offense, according to Nicki Jhabvala. What’s curious is how the in-person practice can work when he is required to isolate due to COVID-19 protocols.

Photos circulated on Monday showing Haskins at a club following the team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks and not wearing a mask. It was reportedly his second violation of the league’s COVID-19 protocols, and reports indicated he had been disciplined by the team. Discipline can range from a game check to up to a four-game suspension, so it’s unclear what his status is for Sunday.

What’s curious about him practicing Wednesday is that apparently the Football Team and the NFL worked out an arrangement where he isolates for meetings via Zoom, but is allowed to practice in person for on-field work, according to Ben Standig.

Given the need to isolate, it’s not entirely clear why he is being allowed to practice in person. Ron Rivera will meet with the media after practice and I’m sure will have something to offer about this bizarre situation.