Dwayne Haskins is back in the saddle for the Washington Football Team on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
The club ruled out Alex Smith this week due to the calf injury sustained in Week 14.
The veteran QB missed practice this week after exiting late in the first half of the victory over San Francisco.
Despite the team being hopeful Smith could return without missing time, the prospect looked dim as the QB missed practices each day.
The news puts Haskins back as the starter Sunday. The second-year quarterback was sent to the bench by coach Ron Rivera after Week 4 in favor of Kyle Allen. After a season-ending injury to Allen, Smith took the reins.
The latest injury has Rivera turning back to Haskins as Washington attempts to remain in first place in the NFC East.
Haskins struggled to get through his progressions early in the season and has trouble with deep-ball accuracy. The offense didn't move much when he took over last week against the Niners, including four straight three-and-outs to close the contest.
Washington needs Haskins to be better Sunday against a susceptible Seahawks defense after getting a full week of practice in.