Redskins confirm Case Keenum will start at QB against DolphinsSporting News — (Kirstie Chiappelli)
Bill Callahan has made his first major move as the Redskins' interim head coach.
Quarterback Case Keenum, apparently sufficiently recovered from a foot injury, will start Sunday against the Dolphins, the Redskins coach confirmed Friday.
Keenum opened the season as the team's starter but was pulled for rookie Dwayne Haskins in Washington's Week 4 loss to the Giants and later replaced by Colt McCoy in a Week 5 loss to the Patriots.
Callahan also said that first-round pick Dwayne Haskins will be active for the game because he’s the future of the franchise, ESPN.com reported. That likely means McCoy will be inactive for Sunday's game.
Callahan made it clear earlier this week that Haskins would receive more reps with the first team in practice, though he clarified that Haskins was not a candidate for the starting role at this time — and possibly all of 2019.
"It might be a little bit of a shift in philosophy as we move forward," Callahan told reporters Tuesday (via the Washington Times).
"So he will be able to take repetitions at some point, whether it's at the beginning, the end, the middle, but we're really cognizant of trying to rep him up during the course of the practice so that he is prepared and that he does obviously get exposure to game-type repetitions that can get him potentially to a starting position here in the future or next year, whatever it may be."
Keenum, 31, has completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 970 yards and seven touchdowns with four interceptions.
The 0-5 Redskins will have a shot at snapping their skid when they visit the winless Dolphins (0-4) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.