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Beck’s ailing groin gives Grossman more repetitions with the first string
Question of the Day
A day off wasn’t enough for quarterback John Beck’s injured groin to fully heal. He sat out team drills during the Washington Redskins‘ practice Monday morning, and his status for Friday’s preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers is in doubt.
“It’d be nice if it didn’t happen, but now it’s just make sure it doesn’t get worse,” Beck said after practice. “That’s the big thing.”
Beck’s injury isn’t believed to be serious, and whether he can fully participate in practice is being evaluated on a daily basis. Still, it temporarily saps some of the intrigue from his competition for the starting job against Rex Grossman.
“I can drop back when I don’t have to react to a movement and stuff like that,” Beck said. “I think that’s why coach kept me out of the team stuff. To have a quick movement or something might [hurt] it again.”
Coach Mike Shanahan said he will decide Wednesday how to divide playing time in Friday’s game. Beck hopes to be ready but isn’t sure if he will be.
“It’s tough, because I want to go out there and take all my reps and compete,” he said “but I’ve got to be smart at the same time, especially with something like this.”
Blades faces competition at linebacker
“Right is right wrong is wrong. Don’t ask people to be loyal when ur not. It’s been real dc appreciate ya” Blades wrote on his Twitter account Monday afternoon.
Blades’ words seemingly implied he had been released. When asked by a reporter if that were the case, he responded in a text message: “not yet.”
He later added he had a “very strong feeling” that he’ll be released soon.
Blades shied away from reporters after Monday afternoon’s practice. He worked with the third string while newly signed free agent inside linebacker Keyaron Fox rotated in with the second string.
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