Former WSU quarterback Connor Halliday is no longer with the Washington Redskins, and according to an ESPN writer, could be done with football altogether. Halliday, had signed with the Redskins just a couple weeks ago as an undrafted free agent after the NFL draft.
Washington's rookie minicamp begins today and Halliday was not present. Pro Football Talk has confirmed that Halliday is no longer listed among the players participating in the Redskins minicamp this weekend and that he has been removed from Washington's 90 man roster.
ESPN's Jon Keim has speculated that Halliday's football career is over, but that rumor is unconfirmed. Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman-Review spoke to Halliday's former high school coach Jim Sharkey, who said Halliday was excited to go and try out for Washington.
Overall, it is a very odd situation for a player with his competitive spirit. We all remember his tweet after his leg was broken against USC, so quitting on his dream before he got a chance to prove himself seems a tad mysterious.
Just a couple weeks ago his mom was writing on the MMQB about Halliday's passion for the game. It is plausible that Halliday wasn't a fan of the situation in Washington and will try to latch on as a backup elsewhere, but we really have no idea at this point.
Halliday has told me before he wants to coach HS football. But it's surprising he'd go through that whole rehab to stop right before camp.— Jacob Thorpe (@JacobThorpeSR) May 15, 2015
This could just be setback for WSU's career leading passer, or it could be the end of his football career -- a disappointing ending at that.