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The Washington Redskins carry only two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, and on Sunday with Rex Grossman sick with pneumonia, Mike Shanahan didn't have a backup passer on the sidelines.
Grossman, who had a fever of 103, watched the game on television in the locker room while hooked up to an IV, but would have emerged and taken the field had John Beck gotten hurt.
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Comcast SportsNet Washington reports that the flu, or possibly pneumonia, has forced Rex Grossman to the locker room Sunday in Carolina
A day after watching his team’s loss to the Carolina Panthers from a locker room television while hooked up to an IV, Redskins backup quarterback Rex Grossman was hospitalized and is expected to spend all of Tuesday there as well while being treated for pneumonia and a fever, coach Mike Shanahan said.
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Under the new NFL collective bargaining agreement, teams are able to dress 46 players for gameday, instead of 45 plus a backup quarterback. Under these rules, teams like the Redskins elected not to carry that third quarterback option, and instead chose to keep another position player.
This decision almost backfired yesterday.
John Beck was named the starting quarterback early...
As the media quickly learned on Sunday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has had enough of the quarterback controversy.
Talk about being late to the party.
After being asked who would start next week during the post-game press conference, the Redskins coach got mad and refused to answer the question.
Now, with Rex Grossman reportedly suffering from pneumonia and John Beck the current...
John Beck has rushed for this second touchdown of the season as running back Tim Hightower went down with a knee injury and running back Ryan Torain was spelled by rookie Roy Helu Jr. The Redskins are now down 16-13 and showing signs of life after a … [visit site to read more]Beck rushes for second TD of season, 16-13 Panthers still lead - Riggo's Rag - Riggo's Rag - A...
John Beck, Redskins
Aside from the two turnovers, Beck was pretty good in his first start (from a Fantasy perspective at least). He had 279 yards passing and a couple scores, and will now face Buffalo and their terrible pass defense.
QBs on bye: Rodgers, Cutler, Ryan, Sanchez, Freeman
Pierre Thomas, Saints
Thomas had 125 total yards on 15 touches on...
(By Joseph Person, firstname.lastname@example.org) When Redskins quarterback John Beck scrambled into the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the Panthers' 33-20 win on Sunday, a cheer went up from several burgundy-hued sections of Bank of America Stadium.The reaction did not go unnoticed by those on the home sideline.
ANALYSIS/OPINION The Washington Redskins had it rubbed in their faces Sunday. Anything their quarterback could do, the Carolina Panthers' rookie QB could do better. John Beck can complete 59.5 percent of his passes? Cam Newton can complete 78.3. Beck can run 4 yards for a touchdown? Newton can run 16. ...
With Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve and Trent Williams on the sideline in street clothes, John Beck’s first start of the season came with a revamped offensive line in front of him.
For the most part, the group held up well. When the Redskins focused on the run in the first half, the line helped the team get 83 yards on the ground. When the Redskins focused on the passing...
Dan, LaVar Arrington and Mike Jones joined Jonathan Forsythe on this week’s webcast to break down the injury-plagued Redskins’ loss in Carolina, assess the play of quarterback John Beck, preview the Bills game and discuss the unbeaten Capitals’ record-setting start to the season.
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