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Daniel Jones to start Sunday vs. Washington Redskins

DANIEL-JONES

Quarterback Daniel Jones will start on Sunday in Washington, coach Pat Shurmur confirmed Friday.

The rookie quarterback missed the last two games with a high ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 13 vs. Green Bay. He returned to practice last week in a limited capacity before he was ruled out. This week, he was a full participant and took first-team reps.

Jones, who took over the starting role in Week 3, leads all NFL rookies with 18 touchdown passes and is third in passing yards (2,374). Sunday will be his 11th start. Eli Manning started during Jones' two-week absence, including last week's 36-20 win over the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.

Jones, the sixth overall draft choice, will square off against fellow rookie Dwayne Haskins, whom the Redskins selected with the 15th pick this past April. Haskins made his first NFL appearance in relief in Week 4 against the Giants – a 24-3 victory for Big Blue – before he took over as the starter in Week 9.

"I feel better this week," Jones said after Wednesday’s practice. "Through it, I felt like I've progressed every day and every week. Hopefully I'll continue to do that through this week and I'll feel even better Sunday."

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