Rivera: 'There's a cut-off point' for benching Haskins


Washington head coach Ron Rivera has supported quarterback Dwayne Haskins during his early-season struggles but said there is a point when he would make a change.

When asked after the 34-20 loss to the Browns if he would reach a point during the season if he would consider benching Haskins, Rivera said, "There is a cut-off point for me."

Rivera didn’t elaborate on when that might be or what that point will look like but said the reason for this was many players for Washington played well enough to win on Sunday and "deserve better" than the team's recent run of form.

"There were a lot of guys that put their heart out on the field and, truthfully, they deserve better," Rivera said.

"When you look at the way Daron (Payne) played and Jonathan (Allen) and Montez (Sweat), guys like that are leaving it on the field. Jon Bostic. Guys played hard," Rivera said Monday. "Then you turn around to the offensive side and you look at those guys on the offensive line were battling and fighting too, and the things that the backs and the receivers and the tight ends. I mean, you have to say at some point there is, and I'll cross that bridge when I get there."

Rivera said after watching the tape Haskins did stare down receivers on a pair of the interceptions he threw in Cleveland.

Rivera added there were no updates to the injuries sustained by Chase Young and Matt Ioannidis. (Young said on Twitter Sunday night the injury was not serious.) There was good news for WR Dontrell Inman who left the game with an arm injury as x-rays revealed no fracture.