HOUSTON (FNN Media) — The Houston Texans have scooped up a pair of former Washington Redskins including quarterback John Beck.
Beck was released by Washington following the NFL Draft in which they selected Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. The Redskins also re-signed veteran Rex Grossman, paving the way for Beck’s departure.
The move is a good fit for Beck, given his familiarity with the team’s offensive system. Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan served as Houston’s offensive coordinator from 2008-09 before joining his father in Washington.
Beck will compete with undrafted rookie Case Keenum for the third quarterback position behind starter Matt Schaub and second-year player T.J. Yates.
News of Beck’s signing was first reported by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
In other Redskins and Texans news, Houston signed kicker Shayne Graham to a contract earlier this week. Graham, a 12-year veteran from Virginia Tech, lost a kicking battle to incumbent Graham Gano last preseason.
The Redskins set the bar a little higher for Gano’s competition this year by signing Neil Rackers.
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