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Report: Redskins cut John Beck

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When the Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins with the 102nd overall pick in the draft, you knew there were going to be repercussions for the quarterbacks already on the team’s roster.

It doesn’t seem to haven taken long for those repercussions to be felt. Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network reported during the draft that the team has already parted ways with John Beck.

Neither the fact that the team would make the move nor the speed with which they reportedly made it is particularly surprising. With Robert Griffin III and Rex Grossman already on the roster, Cousins’ addition meant that he was fairly certain to be the third quarterback this year. The team has Jonathan Crompton on the roster as a camp/workout arm and that left no role for Beck.

As for the timing, the Redskins are better off using the roster spot on an undrafted free agent who could potentially help the team in 2012 instead of waiting to make a move involving Beck. Beck started three games for the Redskins last year before giving the job back to Grossman. He threw for 858 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. He’ll be shopping for another backup role this summer.

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48 Responses to “Report: Redskins cut John Beck”
  1. waltdawg says: Apr 28, 2012 3:27 PM

    WHAT??????!!!!!!! Why??????

  2. waltdawg says: Apr 28, 2012 3:28 PM

    This is crazy talk. Must be in error…Check your sources.

  3. jeremywflores says: Apr 28, 2012 3:28 PM

    Not a surprise since he played worse than Grossman.

  4. jjrs89 says: Apr 28, 2012 3:32 PM

    This is news? Pft you are really disappointing me lately

  5. 4oledc says: Apr 28, 2012 3:32 PM


    Hey John Beck, I’ve heard of one Pizza Hut looking for a delivery guy… Just sayin’…

  6. orthomarine says: Apr 28, 2012 3:32 PM

    John Beck + Ted Ginn = Reasons why Cam Cameron is not a HC

  7. talkintrashallday says: Apr 28, 2012 3:32 PM

    Wrong one!!

  8. blacknole08 says: Apr 28, 2012 3:32 PM

    John Beck wants an explanation.

  9. slingingsh1t says: Apr 28, 2012 3:32 PM

    John Beck says he is confident he is the starter for the Calgary Roughriders.

  10. obamablowz says: Apr 28, 2012 3:33 PM

    And the Oakland,,,,I mean Washington 2012 season begins.

  11. kliplee says: Apr 28, 2012 3:35 PM

    I don’t like the Cousins pick because it means the coaches are gonna to have to coach up two guys in training camp, film study, drills etc. They should have just kept Grossman and Beck to help guide RGIII this year, then draft a backup next year or the year after.

  12. dkeyser says: Apr 28, 2012 3:38 PM

    Having watched Crompton at Tennessee i can say that they would be better off with Beck as their “camp arm”…..They would be better off with a 1″x 8” with a mean face painted on it, than having Crompton do anything

  13. doctorfootball says: Apr 28, 2012 3:38 PM

    Say it ain’t so! Shanahan was so high on him last year. Everyone pretty much knee this move was coming. Beck wasn’t very good.

  14. deweyoxburger says: Apr 28, 2012 3:40 PM

    No Way! Come on, the guy thinks he can be the starter. He’s the only one, but still…


  15. TeamBalco says: Apr 28, 2012 3:41 PM

    Rex! Whether it’s after the preseason or sometime next year! You’re next!

  16. outlawjerseywhales says: Apr 28, 2012 3:42 PM

    By cutting Beck now the Redskins have given him a chance to sign early with another team and become their starter, earn All-Pro honors and win the Superbowl!

    And, yes, in case you were wondering, I did have bourbon for breakfast! No ice.

  17. yankeemofo says: Apr 28, 2012 3:43 PM

    Damn, the next Dan Marino cut again?

  18. redskin202 says: Apr 28, 2012 3:48 PM

    Hallelujah! They should’ve released him after they found out that he can’t throw a pass over 10 yards.Knowing this guy he will still show up to the facility on Monday!

  19. rajbais says: Apr 28, 2012 3:57 PM

    Good!!! While they get things rolling cut Rex Grossman too!!!!

  20. gnomad says: Apr 28, 2012 4:04 PM

    but, but, shanny staked his reputation on beck…

    I guess his reputation as a mediocre coach with a huge ego is on the line

  21. thegonz13 says: Apr 28, 2012 4:10 PM

    How Beck managed to remain gainfully employed in the pros all this time is beyond me.

  22. beeronthefridge says: Apr 28, 2012 4:14 PM

    Another one of Ireland’s picks goes up in flames.

  23. johnnyjagfan says: Apr 28, 2012 4:21 PM

    Grossman to mentor? Please. He’s going to be miserable. 2 rookies in QB meetings all year, as a backup? Barf. He’s going to be the #2 guy because no chance they’re throwing Cousins in there when RGIII is injured.

  24. r97rrw says: Apr 28, 2012 4:41 PM

    Beck says he’s sure the Redskins will bring him back before training camp to compete for the starting job with RGIII.

  25. mrcogburn says: Apr 28, 2012 4:43 PM

    Too bad. Beck was a legend. In his own mind.

  26. thedrunkentimes says: Apr 28, 2012 4:55 PM

    thank god!

  27. skolvikesskol says: Apr 28, 2012 5:00 PM

    Best quote ever was when ron rivera left bears dc to be sd dc… When they were going to play grossman an the bears said he knew they wld win b/c “grossman is a mental midget”…

  28. drgreenstreak says: Apr 28, 2012 5:12 PM

    What a stupid waste of a draft pick. Even picking a punter IS NOT THAT STUPID!

  29. nflfan877 says: Apr 28, 2012 5:19 PM

    Pete Carroll just got excited.

  30. atcojack says: Apr 28, 2012 5:34 PM

    He probably didn’t get enough reps (if you don’t get this… youtube search ‘Beck drinking game’)

  31. saintsfan1111 says: Apr 28, 2012 5:45 PM

    Can’t wait for RG3 to show up at the superdome. He’s toast!

  32. redhanded48 says: Apr 28, 2012 6:12 PM

    Wait a second!!! I thought everyone said the Redskins traded away all their picks for RGIII??? Who knew they had 8 more draft picks this year? Am glad they got rid of the delusional Beck, why would they want a guy around that didn’t know their role. Grossman understands why he is there, to teach RGIII the playbook and maybe what not to do. If he does it well then who knows maybe he will be around for a while. In the meantime I am happy with the draft, would have liked to draft a corner but am glad they got some OL help.

  33. blackqbwhiterb says: Apr 28, 2012 6:35 PM

    The end of the John Beck era is upon us…..alas…..

    Anyhow, I’m thrilled with the draft thus far For Washington. They’ve adressed QB and O-Line, which is exaclty what they needed. Maybe they overpaid for RG3, maybe not. Time will tell, but I think Cousins is a good pick at a good spot, in case the naysayers are right. Why another RB, I don’t know….but otherwise I’m good with every pick

  34. bluntsmokinskinsfan says: Apr 28, 2012 6:46 PM

    What happened to staking ones reputation on the line for him?

  35. laeaglefan says: Apr 28, 2012 6:47 PM

    Nobody should feel sorry for Grossman. He’s made millions of dollars in his career by being mediocre. How many jobs are there where you can do that?

  36. zo121179 says: Apr 28, 2012 7:05 PM

    I was beginning to wonder how many college level QB’s one team needed.

  37. skinsdiehard says: Apr 28, 2012 7:51 PM

    kliplee says:
    Apr 28, 2012 3:35 PM
    I don’t like the Cousins pick because it means the coaches are gonna to have to coach up two guys in training camp, film study, drills etc. They should have just kept Grossman and Beck to help guide RGIII this year, then draft a backup next year or the year after.
    That sort of thinking is what got Bill Polian fired. The owner could not understand how the team was not better prepared at backup QB.

  38. skinsdiehard says: Apr 28, 2012 7:54 PM

    ….plus the Colts followed suit by drafting Harnish in the 7th rd to backup Andrew Luck. It’s not a foreign concept to have 2 rookie QB’s.

  39. arrghmakeitstop says: Apr 28, 2012 7:56 PM

    beeronthefridge says: Apr 28, 2012 4:14 PM

    Another one of Ireland’s picks goes up in flames.

    Dallas drafted John Beck? I ask because Randy Meueller was the fins GM when he was drafted.

    Haters gonna hate I guess…

  40. 7to10for6allday says: Apr 28, 2012 8:23 PM

    Hahahaha…..didn’t the security guard ask him who the f he was when he showed up at redskins camp last season??

  41. everyoneholdsorakpo says: Apr 28, 2012 9:26 PM

    I like the Cousins pick. Young guy, with good potential. Maybe another Matt Flynn. Develop him, let him show off a few games, and trade him for a 1 or 2 in 2015. Great pick Bruce.

  42. abninf says: Apr 28, 2012 9:42 PM

    Every QB who starts for the redskins ends up a failure. After awhile you DC fans may start asking the reason why.

  43. commonsensedude says: Apr 29, 2012 12:06 AM

    He’s a really awesomely nice guy and all of DC was pulling for him to get a chance before the start of last season. All of DC was begging to see him play when Rex Grossman started throwing more than two picks a game. But then, unfortunately, we did see him play. Three games. As much as I like him as a guy, those performances were just brutal to watch. He just had no idea what to do once he got the snap.

    I hope he finds whatever it is that he is supposed to do in life … other than playing as an NFL quarterback. Great guy … but this probably just isn’t meant for him. Something else is.

  44. spfripp says: Apr 29, 2012 12:43 AM

    beeronthefridge says:
    Apr 28, 2012 4:14 PM
    Another one of Ireland’s picks goes up in flames.


    Not sure if you are aware of this but Beck was a Cameron/Spilleman pick.

    I am sure it was the beer that was talking.

  45. rg3knows says: Apr 29, 2012 1:14 AM

    GOOD!!!!! Beck sucks! its funny how everyone thought he was great! his best games were in the pre season against scrubs! thank god he is gone!

  46. The Shoeman says: Apr 29, 2012 5:20 AM

    1. Beck
    2. Grossman
    3. I think Donovan has a great future ahead of him
    4. Cousins
    5. Jonathan Crompton
    6. Robert Griffin III

    I believe in ,

    Shanahan told reporters on Friday, per the Associated Press.

    I believe in him.
    And I’ve been doing this for a long time.
    And I put my reputation on this, that guy can play.

  47. godzilla111111 says: Apr 29, 2012 4:29 PM

    Upon buying the Redskins Snyder fired all the long time employees (bookkeepers, groundsmen etc.) at Redskin Park-WITHOUT EVER MEETING THEM! Employees with 20 years service were discarded like trash.

    These meaningless, little people meant jacks— to the Lord Snyder. He showed the world what a BIG MAN he is.

    Thus the Curse began and will continue evermore.

  48. londonfletcher says: Apr 30, 2012 7:52 AM

    Why would the owner of the TEAM show up to personally fire a groundsman or book keeper?? That’s like the CEO of McDonald’s showing up to fire a store manager.

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