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Washington Redskins quarterback Connor Halliday to announce retirement

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The Washington Redskins quarterback situation is far from straight forward.

Robert Griffin III is the starter at the moment, only because of the great expense that the Redskins had to part with in order to draft him back in 2012 and the brief quality he showed as a rookie, rather than anything he displayed last year.

Behind Griffin are Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins, two men who both saw the field last year during the quarterback carousel at FedEx Field and could well do this year this as well if Griffin struggles again.

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Halliday Done?

Washington did have a fourth option, however. The Redskins brought in undrafted quarterback Connor Halliday as a camp arm and to see if he could push either of the two aforementioned backups.

But according to a report from The Washington Post, Halliday's career is already over before it even began, with the former Washington State signal caller reportedly set to announce his retirement from football.

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"...when the three-day rookie minicamp got underway Friday, Halliday was not present and no longer on the roster, the team confirmed. According to a source, Halliday decided to retire before his NFL career, brief as it was, had gotten started," the Post wrote earlier today.

The Redskins expressed serious interest in Halliday during the pre-draft process, with staffers attending the QB's pro day at Washington State as well as bringing the quarterback to D.C. for a visit, and then signing him after Halliday went undrafted.

Halliday suffered plenty of ups and downs during his college career. He set numerous school records and threw for an NCAA single-game record for passing yards in a game during his senior year but he would then go on to suffer a broken leg later in the year, ending his last season prematurely.

The Redskins currently have two other QB's on their books in former Georgia starter Hutson Mason and ex-USC walk-on Anthony Neyer. Neither of them are expected to make the 53 man roster.

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