Connor Halliday : Rookie QB retires prior to rookie minicamp

Connor Halliday : Rookie QB retires prior to rookie minicamp

Connor Halliday has rehabbed since November to prepare himself for a professional football career, but gave up the sport on the eve of his first NFL practice.

According to ESPN’s John Keim, Halliday may be done with football.

“Halliday is not attending this weekend’s rookie minicamp and there’s a chance he’s done with football,” wrote Keim. “The Redskins had signed Halliday as an undrafted free agent, but he was coming off an ankle injury and, a source said, had lost his love for football.

“Perhaps he can get it back at a later time, but for now he could be done with football as the source said Halliday has ‘sort of’ retired.”

With Halliday off the roster, the Redskins are trying out a pair of rookies, auditioning for contracts, Georgia’s Hutson Mason and USC’s Anthony Neyer.

Neyer was a walk-on at USC in 2014. Mason started all 13 games for the Bulldogs last season, setting a school record for completion percentage with 67.9-percent.