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ASHBURN, VA - JULY 29: Quarterback Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass during drills on the first day of training camp July 29, 2010 in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
After choosing to keep just two quarterbacks on their active 53-man roster, the Redskins have picked one of them to be the starter, the NFL Network reports.
Despite some strong play under center during the preseason, the Redskins went with veteran quarterback Rex Grossman to lead the team against the Giants for Week 1, Jason La Canfora reported. ESPN's Adam Schefter later reported the same.
Citing team sources, the NFL Network reporter said Shanahan told the quarterbacks his decision over the weekend.
After two solid preseason performances, Beck had a rocky outing against the Buccaneers that may have derailed his bid for starter. In one half of action, Beck completed fewer than half his passes, throwing one interception and one touchdown.
"I always believe that I can be a starter in this league," he said after Thursday's game.
Last year Rex Grossman started 3 games for the Redskins and played in 4. In limited action, the former Chicago starter completed 55.6 percent of his passes, threw for seven touchdowns, was picked four times and lost four fumbles.
Grossman finished the preseason completing 34 of 53 passes for 407 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.