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By Jamison Hensley | August 2, 2010
The Ravens traded fourth-string quarterback John Beck to the Washington Redskins for cornerback Doug Dutch, who was on the Redskins' practice squad last season. This marks the first player trade between the regional rivals. Dutch, 24, is 5 feet 11, 199 pounds. He was undrafted coming out of Michigan in 2009 and was added to the Redskins' practice squad in November. This move adds depth to the Ravens' injury-filled cornerback group. The trade of Beck doesn't mean Troy Smith is guaranteed a spot on the team.
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By Mike Wise The Washington Post | November 7, 2011
I t was 5:07 p.m. Sunday when a stone-faced John Beck trudged through the South Field Tunnel toward the players parking lot outside FedEx Field. He wore a brown wool blazer, jeans, brown leather shoes and a baseball cap as he wheeled a small black carry-on suitcase up the cement ramp. "John, we still love you," a group of fans yelled from behind one barricade outside the parking lot fence. "Hang in there. Don't listen to them. " To the right, just 20 feet away and very much within earshot, were some of Beck's detractors, chanting, "We want Rex!
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By Mike Wise The Washington Post | November 7, 2011
I t was 5:07 p.m. Sunday when a stone-faced John Beck trudged through the South Field Tunnel toward the players parking lot outside FedEx Field. He wore a brown wool blazer, jeans, brown leather shoes and a baseball cap as he wheeled a small black carry-on suitcase up the cement ramp. "John, we still love you," a group of fans yelled from behind one barricade outside the parking lot fence. "Hang in there. Don't listen to them. " To the right, just 20 feet away and very much within earshot, were some of Beck's detractors, chanting, "We want Rex!
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The Washington Post | November 6, 2011
As the fourth quarter started Sunday at FedEx Field, with the Washington Redskins' offense and the third quarterback of the Mike Shanahan era struggling mightily, the burgundy-and-gold-clad crowd started to boo, and one fan in earshot of the press box yelled, "We want Norv Turner back!" On the same day that the Redskins celebrated their annual "Homecoming Game" and introduced stars of years past during the pregame celebration, the announced 78,032 found itself left wanting again.
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By Mike Jones and The Washington Post | May 12, 2011
John Beck likens the last three years to being in a hole. He slipped into it somewhere between his rookie and sophomore seasons in the NFL, and he's been trying to scratch and claw his way out ever since. Now, just maybe, he's finally getting to the surface. It appears that the 29-year-old quarterback's first real chance of starting in the NFL again could be within reach. Last month, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan passed on the opportunity to draft Missouri's Blaine Gabbert — one of the top two quarterbacks in the NFL draft — and didn't take a passer with any of Washington's other 11 picks.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley , Jamison.Hensley@baltsun.com | December 11, 2009
Leading up to Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, the Ravens were asked several times whether it would be an adjustment preparing for Daunte Culpepper instead of Matthew Stafford. But playing a team's backup quarterback has become a regular occurrence for the Ravens. This marks the 10th time during their past 44 games (dating to the 2007 season) that the Ravens will have faced a backup quarterback. The Ravens have taken advantage. Their record against backups is 7-2, including five straight wins.
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By Sports Digest | August 4, 2010
Transition to 'Skins 'definitely kind of weird' for Beck Quarterback John Beck took part in his first Washington Redskins practice a day after he was acquired in a trade with the Ravens. "It was definitely kind of weird playing with one team in the morning and then meeting with another team at night," he said. "The offenses are very different, so I kind of feel like a rookie coming in. Your head's spinning a little bit." Beck will compete with Rex Grossman and Richard Bartel for the backup job behind Donovan McNabb . Baltimore Convention Center hosts sports collectibles show The 31st Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, the largest collectibles show in the country, will be held today through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center.
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The Washington Post | September 8, 2011
John Beck was again early to the practice field. Then, when rain interrupted the Washington Redskins' practice Wednesday afternoon, Beck stood outside beneath an overhang, waiting for the weather to clear. Waiting is something to which he has become accustomed. He's 30 years old and hasn't taken an NFL snap since 2007. After losing the preseason quarterback competition to Rex Grossman, the former Ravens backup quarterback will have to wait a bit longer for his opportunity.
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By The Washington Post | August 21, 2011
— It was only a beginning for John Beck and the Washington Redskins, and doubts about the inexperienced quarterback surely will linger after his first preseason start. But this much was revealed: The former Ravens backup seems capable of running coach Mike Shanahan's offense. Beck knows what offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan expects of him. The Shanahans' confidence in Beck, privately questioned even among employees at Redskins Park, might not be crazy after all. In an efficient preseason debut Friday night, Beck didn't do anything to embarrass himself or his mentors during a 16-3 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2010
At this point last year, the Ravens asked John Beck to re-learn Cam Cameron's offense in a span of a few months before training camp. Now, the challenge has been heightened. As the Ravens wrap up their second passing camp Thursday, Cameron said Beck "absolutely" has a shot at unseating Troy Smith as the team's No. 2 quarterback. "John and Troy know they're competing," said Cameron, who enters his third season as the Ravens' offensive by coordinator. "They're good friends.
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The Washington Post | September 8, 2011
John Beck was again early to the practice field. Then, when rain interrupted the Washington Redskins' practice Wednesday afternoon, Beck stood outside beneath an overhang, waiting for the weather to clear. Waiting is something to which he has become accustomed. He's 30 years old and hasn't taken an NFL snap since 2007. After losing the preseason quarterback competition to Rex Grossman, the former Ravens backup quarterback will have to wait a bit longer for his opportunity.
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By Jamison Hensley and Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
Domonique Foxworth worked with the Ravens' starting defense for the first time in a couple of weeks, a sign that his surgically repaired knee is improving. Foxworth, who started every game in 2009, missed last season when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on the eve of training camp. "I feel good now. I can finish practice, I think I can finish a game," Foxworth said. "We'll see. I'm definitely not as good as I was. [The knee] doesn't feel as good as it did. … It's about getting my explosion back.
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By The Washington Post | August 21, 2011
— It was only a beginning for John Beck and the Washington Redskins, and doubts about the inexperienced quarterback surely will linger after his first preseason start. But this much was revealed: The former Ravens backup seems capable of running coach Mike Shanahan's offense. Beck knows what offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan expects of him. The Shanahans' confidence in Beck, privately questioned even among employees at Redskins Park, might not be crazy after all. In an efficient preseason debut Friday night, Beck didn't do anything to embarrass himself or his mentors during a 16-3 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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By Matt Vensel | May 23, 2011
He has skin like an armadillo . He keeps wrestling championship belts in his locker . He poses for photos with dead animals . He has had a rocket arm since he was an infant . His mullet has become legendary . Former Ravens third-stringer John Beck is suddenly the most interesting quarterback in Washington. Beck, whom the Ravens traded to the Redskins last summer for some cornerback named Doug Dutch , has become a cult hero down in D.C. -- thanks in large part to Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post -- after Beck said in an interview last week that he is “thinking I’m the starter” for the Redskins in 2011.
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By Mike Jones and The Washington Post | May 12, 2011
John Beck likens the last three years to being in a hole. He slipped into it somewhere between his rookie and sophomore seasons in the NFL, and he's been trying to scratch and claw his way out ever since. Now, just maybe, he's finally getting to the surface. It appears that the 29-year-old quarterback's first real chance of starting in the NFL again could be within reach. Last month, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan passed on the opportunity to draft Missouri's Blaine Gabbert — one of the top two quarterbacks in the NFL draft — and didn't take a passer with any of Washington's other 11 picks.
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By Sports Digest | August 4, 2010
Transition to 'Skins 'definitely kind of weird' for Beck Quarterback John Beck took part in his first Washington Redskins practice a day after he was acquired in a trade with the Ravens. "It was definitely kind of weird playing with one team in the morning and then meeting with another team at night," he said. "The offenses are very different, so I kind of feel like a rookie coming in. Your head's spinning a little bit." Beck will compete with Rex Grossman and Richard Bartel for the backup job behind Donovan McNabb . Baltimore Convention Center hosts sports collectibles show The 31st Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, the largest collectibles show in the country, will be held today through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center.
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By Jamison Hensley and Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
Domonique Foxworth worked with the Ravens' starting defense for the first time in a couple of weeks, a sign that his surgically repaired knee is improving. Foxworth, who started every game in 2009, missed last season when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on the eve of training camp. "I feel good now. I can finish practice, I think I can finish a game," Foxworth said. "We'll see. I'm definitely not as good as I was. [The knee] doesn't feel as good as it did. … It's about getting my explosion back.
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The Washington Post | November 6, 2011
As the fourth quarter started Sunday at FedEx Field, with the Washington Redskins' offense and the third quarterback of the Mike Shanahan era struggling mightily, the burgundy-and-gold-clad crowd started to boo, and one fan in earshot of the press box yelled, "We want Norv Turner back!" On the same day that the Redskins celebrated their annual "Homecoming Game" and introduced stars of years past during the pregame celebration, the announced 78,032 found itself left wanting again.
NEWS
By Jamison Hensley | August 2, 2010
The Ravens traded fourth-string quarterback John Beck to the Washington Redskins for cornerback Doug Dutch, who was on the Redskins' practice squad last season. This marks the first player trade between the regional rivals. Dutch, 24, is 5 feet 11, 199 pounds. He was undrafted coming out of Michigan in 2009 and was added to the Redskins' practice squad in November. This move adds depth to the Ravens' injury-filled cornerback group. The trade of Beck doesn't mean Troy Smith is guaranteed a spot on the team.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2010
At this point last year, the Ravens asked John Beck to re-learn Cam Cameron's offense in a span of a few months before training camp. Now, the challenge has been heightened. As the Ravens wrap up their second passing camp Thursday, Cameron said Beck "absolutely" has a shot at unseating Troy Smith as the team's No. 2 quarterback. "John and Troy know they're competing," said Cameron, who enters his third season as the Ravens' offensive by coordinator. "They're good friends.
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