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Reports: Texans agree to terms with QB John Beck

Posted by Nick Scurfield on May 10, 2012 – 8:56 am

According to multiple reports, the Texans have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran free agent quarterback John Beck.

A second-round pick out of BYU in 2007, Beck (6-2, 215) was released by the Washington Redskins after they drafted quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. He started three games for Washington in 2011, playing in a similar offense to the Texans’ under Mike and Kyle Shanahan.

Beck, 31, will compete for the Texans’ third quarterback spot with undrafted rookie Case Keenum. Starting quarterback Matt Schaub will not participate in 11-on-11 portions of organized team activities (OTAs) as he recovers from a Lisfranc injury, so there will be plenty of reps to go around among T.J. Yates, Keenum and Beck.

Beck has started seven games in six seasons, including four with the Miami Dolphins as a rookie in 2007. He has thrown for three career touchdowns and seven interceptions with a 67.6 passer rating.


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One Response to “Reports: Texans agree to terms with QB John Beck”

  1. By Barry Moyer on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    If you’re only looking to fill an empty seat on the team bus, this move makes sense, otherwise it’s pretty much a boneheaded move by the Texans. They won’t get anything from this guy. He bombed big time in limited play here in Washington where he could have been better utilized as a crash dummy. Some things just leave you scratching your head.

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