Last year, as the Redskins were trying to justify entrusting the quarterback position to Rex Grossman and John Beck, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan claimed that he stood on the table for John Beck in the days preceding the 2007 draft. (Texand G.M. Rick Smith didn’t recall it that way, but why let facts get in the way of rationalizing an ultimately failed strategy?)
Still, Shanahan must have said something about Beck that resonated, given that Beck is now a member of the team.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have signed Beck, who will compete with undrafted rookie Case Keenum for a roster spot behind Matt Schaub and backup T.J. Yates.
Beck, ultimately picked by the Dolphins in round two of the 2007 draft, also has played for the Ravens. He started four games as a rookie and three last season with the Redskins, who cut him after drafting Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.