Report: Redskins Release Backup QB John Beck

Sunday April 29th, 2012

The Washington Redskins turned a few heads this weekend when they selected two quarterbacks in the same draft this weekend -- and inevitably, that meant someone was on the way out. The Redskins are indeed releasing QB John Beck, reports Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network.

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After drafting Baylor's Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft on Thursday night, the Skins surprisingly doubled up on QBs by taking Kirk Cousins, a former Michigan State Spartan, in round four. After the two rookies and Rex Grossman, who started for most of the 2011 season, Beck was the odd man out.

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