Joe Theismann has given Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. his blessing to wear his former number in Washington.

Theismann's No. 7 was never retired by the team, but no player has worn it since he retired in 1985.

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"I just got off the phone with Dwayne just a little while ago, and I told him it was OK to wear No. 7," Theismann said Wednesday on WJFK-FM radio.

"I've given him permission," Theismann said. "Not that I felt like I needed to, but he was respectful enough to ask. We had a really nice conversation."

After Washington selected him with the 15th pick of the first round last Thursday, Haskins, who wore No. 7 in high school and at Ohio State, told NFL Network he wanted to "talk to Mr. Theismann first" before requesting the number.