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Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck was named the starter for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers by coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck scrambles with the football during the second half of an NFL football game against Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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John Beck provided a spark when he replaced Rex Grossman in Sunday's loss. Beck scored the Redskins' only touchdown. (Associated Press)

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Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck (12) runs in a two yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter. (Rod Lamkey Jr. / The Washington Times)

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Redskins quarterback John Beck darts into the end zone from 2 yards out in the fourth quarter for Washington's only touchdown.

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Washington Redskins quarterbacks Rex Grossman (8) and John Beck (12) talk on the sidelines during play against the New York Giants during the 4th quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Sunday, September 11, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES Redskins quarterbacks John Beck (12) and Rex Grossman (8) have left outside observers with positive impressions as Week 1 draws near.

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Quarterback John Beck of the Washington Redskins passes in the first quarter of preseason football at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD, Thursday, August 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck will make his first start since 2007 against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan allowed No. 1 QB candidates John Beck and Rex Grossman to alternate every two series through the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. Through three preseason games, however, nobody has run away with the opportunity yet. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

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On Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck will be the franchise's 21st starting quarterback since they won the Super Bowl in 1991. (Associated Press Photographs)

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Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck steps up into the pocket during Friday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. In his first start game action since 2007, he completed 14 of 17 passes for 140 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the first half. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he thought quarterback John Beck "did a good job" Friday night against the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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Washington Redskins QB John Beck (12) completed 14 of 17 passes for 140 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in the Redskins' preseason 16-3 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 1, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Redskins quarterback John Beck hasn't seen action in an NFL regular-season game since 2007 when he was with Miami. He'll start Friday night's preseason game at Indianapolis. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterbacks Rex Grossman, left, and John Beck, center, work on pass drills during practice Tuesday. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Beck expects to take snaps against the Colts on Friday, but how his time will be divided is unknown.

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Washington Redskins quarterbacks Rex Grossman (left) and John Beck take part in passing drills during training camp. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck (No. 12) arrives on the field, passing by a line of fans, during training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va, Wednesday, August 10, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck drops back for a pass during training camp at Redskins Park on Aug. 9, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)