Redskins sign QB Beck to 3-yr, $3.35M contract

The Washington Redskins have signed quarterback John Beck to

three-year contract worth $3.35 million.

The deal is essentially a two-year extension and puts Beck under

contract through the 2012 season. More importantly, it appears to

solidify his spot on the roster as the third-string quarterback. He

had been competing with Richard Bartel for the No. 3 spot behind

Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman.

Beck was acquired Aug. 2 in a trade with the Baltimore

Ravens.

Beck was with the Ravens last year and previously sent two

seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who drafted him in the second

round out of BYU in 2007. He hasn’t played in the regular season

since his rookie year, when he appeared in five games.