by Chuck Carroll

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins released John Beck on Saturday.

Beck’s release comes after the team selected Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick and Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins with in the fourth round of this year’s draft.

The Redskins also re-signed veteran Rex Grossman earlier in the offseason.

Beck started three games for Washington last season, compiling a winless record (0-3). He finished the season 80-of-132 for 858 yards with 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Beck also rushed for a pair of scores. He was sacked 16 times en route to a 72.1 quarterback rating.

Prior to last season, Beck had not played in a regular season game since 2007 with the Miami Dolphins.

He had one season remaining on his contract with the Redskins and was due $1.3 million.

Washington acquired Beck from the Baltimore Ravens prior to the 2010 season in exchange for Doug Dutch.

Messages left for Beck and his agent were not immediately returned.

Follow @FNNChuck, @granthpaulsen and @1067TheFanDC on Twitter for breaking Redskins news.


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