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Redskins rookie QB retires


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Washington Redskins rookie free agent quarterback Connor Halliday apparently has decided to retire.

The Washington State product left a voicemail on coach Jay Gruden’s phone on the eve of minicamp saying he was heading home, according to The Washington Post.

Halliday threw for 90 touchdowns while at Washington State and more than 11,300 yards. But a season-ending injury hurt his draft stock and he was passed over.

The Post said Halliday was the only quarterback believed to have visited Redskins Park for an interview prior to the draft.

With Halliday having gone home, the Redskins have three quarterbacks on the roster: Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy.

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