Redskins' Haskins takes advantage of Keenum's day off

Washington Redskins rookie first-rounder Dwayne Haskins Jr. took all of the first-team reps Wednesday as quarterback Case Keenum sat out of practice.

Interim coach Bill Callahan essentially called Wednesday a day of rest for Keenum and running back Adrian Peterson.

"Definitely just veteran guys, backing them down and just trying to take care of their bodies a little bit better," Callahan said.

With Keenum still on track to start Sunday against the visiting San Francisco 49ers, Callahan said he was happy to get practice work for Haskins, who has made one appearance, completing 9 of 17 passes for 107 yards, with three interceptions, at the New York Giants on Sept. 29.

"It's invaluable for a backup to take starting reps, especially at the beginning of the week in terms of putting your plan together and laying it out there and making all the adjustments, whether it's new communication, new formations, handling the shift-motion game," Callahan said.

"I thought he did a really good job today, so his growth is starting to show in practice and also in his preparation. He's in earlier, he's out later, so it's all coming to fruition. It's going to take a little time, but it's good to see him take a major step today in practice."

Keenum started the first four games of the season, all losses, before Colt McCoy started in Week 5 in what turned out to be coach Jay Gruden's final game as the team's coach. Callahan reinstated Keenum as the starter last week as Washington improved to 1-5 with a 17-16 victory at the Miami Dolphins. McCoy was inactive Sunday.

Keenum, 31, has completed 105 of 160 passes for 1,136 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions this season.

--Field Level Media