WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Two former Washington Redskins, including John Beck, have a new home with the Houston Texans.
Beck, who struggled mightily in three starts for the Redskins last season, was released following the NFL Draft.
Paving the way for Beck’s departure were the selections of Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the draft as well as Kirk Cousins. The Redskins also re-signed veteran Rex Grossman earlier in the offseason.
The move is a good fit for Beck, given his familiarity with Gary Kubiak’s 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.