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Redskins to release QB John Beck

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The Redskins' quarterback overhaul continued Saturday afternoon when the team decided to release veteran John Beck.

Beck, 30, started three games in the middle of last season after losing a training camp battle to Rex Grossman. He ultimately could not hold off Grossman. Beck did not immediately return a phone message.

He became expendable this weekend after the Redskins drafted Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin in the first round and Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth on Saturday.

It was not clear whether the team had released him as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday, but a source with knowledge of the situation said the decision has at least been made.

Beck threw two touchdowns, four interceptions, lost one fumble and completed 60.6 percent of his passes in four games. His passer rating was 72.1.

Beck was scheduled to count $1.65 million against the 2012 salary cap.

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