Haskins was in Florida training with Steelers teammates at the time of his death last month when he was struck and killed by a dump truck on a highway.
哈斯金斯, who signed a one-year restricted free agent tender this offseason, was expected to compete for the starting job in Pittsburgh following veteran Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement.
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had invited Haskins to train with teammates in Florida after only knowing him for a short time. 星期二, he called the death of his former teammate “令人心碎。”
“I think about him every day,” Trubisky said, 通过今日美国. “I only knew him for a short time, but he definitely left an impact on my life the short time that I knew him. I think about him every day, when I wake up, step on the field, all those things. He’s in our hearts, and all we can do is honor him every day in how we live our lives.”
The Steelers offered Haskins a second chance when they signed him to a one-year deal in 2021. He served as a third-string quarterback behind both Mason Rudolph and Roethlisberger.
“As competitors, sometimes it can be awkward, as you guys know, but he was a good teammate to me and everybody, and I’m still kind of adjusting to him not ever going to be in the quarterback room again,” said Rudolph. “It’s sad and hard to wrap your head around. Death is hard, and we’re trying to move on as best as we can.”
Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, who the Steelers selected No. 31 overall in the 2011 NFL选秀, also talked about Haskins after practice Tuesday, describing the loss as “really different.”
“Dwayne – it’s just unfortunate,” Heyward said, 通过出口. “It’s really different. I never thought we’d be in this situation. I think more about his family than just us. 足球, you move on, but family is even tougher. He was part of this community. He was only here not even that long, but everyone felt his presence, and we’ll miss him.”
在星期一, an autopsy revealed Haskins was legally drunk when he was struck and killed on the highway.
哈斯金斯, 他在他 25 岁生日前几周去世, 血液酒精含量为 .20 在他去世时——几乎 2.5 times the legal limit for driving in the state of Florida, according to the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The report also noted traces of ketamine and norketamine in his system, painkillers that are prescribed by a doctor but have been known to be abused recreationally.
福克斯新闻’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report