John Beck Practices, Should Play In Redskins Second Preseason Game

John Beck returned to practice Sunday, fully participating in 11 on 11 drills. The quarterback should play Friday when the Redskins face the Indianapolis Colts.

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Washington Redskins Training Camp: John Beck To Start Friday Vs. Colts, Mike Shanahan Says

Rex Grossman got his chance to shine for the Washington Redskins in their first preseason game. Now, it's John Beck's turn. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that Beck will be the team's starter when the Redskins take on the Indianapolis Colts in their second preseason game on Friday.

Beck had a groin injury last week, allowing Grossman the chance to start. Grossman took advantage with a solid performance against the Steelers, completing 19 of 26 passes for 207 yards and one touchdown. However, with Beck back healthy, he will get a chance to show what he can do.

There was speculation about whether the QB battle was a fair fight after Jason Reid's column in the Washington Post suggested the job was Beck's to lose. Shanahan didn't comment on that. He did, however, initially say "you know me better than that," when asked if Beck would start Friday before revealing that he would, according to SB Nation D.C.'s Redskins reporter Daniel Shiferaw.

For more on Washington Redskins training camp, visit that StoryStream. For more on the Redskins, visit Hogs Haven.

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John Beck Practices Sunday, Should Play Friday In Second Preseason Game

Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck, who did not play in the team's preseason opener with the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a groin injury, was back on the practice field Sunday afternoon, fully participating in 11 on 11 drills. Via Sky Kerstein of 106.7 the Fan:

#Redskins Beck ran full 11 on 11 today, had no limitations, barring anything unforeseen, should play Fridayless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

I would have to imagine Beck felt some pressure to return to the practice field as soon as possible, given Rex Grossman's strong performance in the 16-7 victory over the Steelers. Grossman was 19 of 26 for 207 yards and a touchdown, and looked extremely comfortable running Kyle Shanahan's offense.

The Redskins have yet to announce which quarterback, Beck or Grossman, would start Friday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Steelers Vs. Redskins: John Beck Sits Out With Groin Injury

It is now official: John Beck will not play in the Washington Redskins' NFL preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night. The Redskins' quarterback, who has been limited in practice with a groin injury, has been ruled out by the team. This means that Rex Grossman will start and get the bulk of the minutes.

Beck injured the groin last Saturday, and has been sitting out of 11 on 11 drills all week leading up to the game. He was optimistic he would be able to play, but instead, the Redskins have decided not to push him. The Redskins said all week that Beck would only play if he was 100 percent. Evidently, he is still not 100 percent.

This means Grossman will likely receive more playing time, as will Kellen Clemens, who was signed to be a backup in the offseason.

In addition, safety O.J. Atogwe will not play, according to CSN Washington's Kelli Johnson. Chris Horton will start in his place.

For much more on the Redskins vs. Steelers game, stay tuned to this StoryStream and visit Hogs Haven. For more from the Steelers' perspective, visit Behind the Steel Curtain and SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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Washington Redskins Training Camp: John Beck Still Limited With Groin Injury

John Beck continues to struggle with a groin injury at Washington Redskins training camp. The Redskins' quarterback was once again limited in practice on Tuesday, playing in 7-on-7 drills, but sitting out 11-on-11. His reps went to Rex Grossman and Kellen Clements.

Beck's status for Friday's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers remains unclear, coach Mike Shanahan said afterwards. Via Ryan O'Halloran of CSN Washington:

"Usually with that area, you don't want to make him go unless he's ready because if you put him in there, we might set him back for a few weeks," coach Mike Shanahan said. "It's getting better. That's a good sign."

Beck, for his part, was put behind Rex Grossman on the Redskins' first depth chart. He admitted to O'Halloran that he was hoping the injury would have healed on Sunday, but it continues to linger.

For more on Washington Redskins training camp, visit that StoryStream. For more on the Redskins, visit Hogs Haven.

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Washington Redskins Training Camp: John Beck Expects Injury To Heal By Friday

Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck has been limited during the last few practices of training camp with a groin injury, throwing his availability for Friday's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers into doubt. But Beck himself said Monday that he doesn't expect the injury to linger until then.

Via Rick Maese of the Washington Post:

Slowed by a groin injury, quarterback John Beck says he'll be ready to play in Friday's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"That's my plan," Beck said after practice Monday morning. "I plan on going. Hopefully each day, it gets better and better, so that I can. But that's my plan."

It's not a huge surprise Beck would say this, of course. Given everything he has done to put himself in a position to be the Redskins' starting quarterback, a groin injury like this isn't going to derail all of that.

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Washington Redskins Training Camp: John Beck's Groin Injury Limits Him In Monday's Practice

One of the participants in the Redskins open quarterback competition, John Beck, was limited on Mondayin practice, according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan.

Shanahan: Cooley is making strides. Beck was held out of team drills because you can't control them. #Redskinsless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

 

Beck suffered a groin injury during the team's Fan Appreciation Day Saturday, running out of bounds on a scramble before feeling some tightness. 

With Beck out, Grossman has taken most if not all of the first team snaps in practice, which bodes well for him potentially having the inside track on the starting job. 

It is unknown how long Beck will be out, or if he will be able to play in this Friday's preseason opener versus the Steelers.

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