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    ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback John Beck #12 of the Baltimore Raves looks downfield against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on September 3, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    A word to the wise for Colt Brennan and Richard Bartel: You may want to start looking for alternate places of employment.

    The Redskins, perhaps not happy with the competition at quarterback, made a deal with the Ravens Monday in order to add John Beck to the roster.

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    The Redskins sent 2009 practice squad cornerback Doug Dutch to Baltimore.

    The move came after Shanahan said he was probably only going to keep two QBs on the active roster, according to NBC4's Dan Hellie. So does this mean Shanny only was going to keep two because he wasn't sold on Bartel or Brennan? Maybe Beck will fit into Kyle Shanahan's offense better and the team will decide to hang on to a third QB.

    Beck was the backup to Joe Flacco last season in Charm City, but hasn't played in a game since 2007 -- his rookie year with the Miami Dolphins. Beck, who was coached by former Skins head man Jim Zorn in Baltimore during camp, was a second-round pick by the Dolphins out of BYU.

    With Donovan McNabb the starter and the experienced Rex Grossman the expected backup, Beck will compete with the two others for the final spot.

    The Ravens needed some help in the secondary because of injuries, so the acquisition of Dutch makes sense for Baltimore. The latest blow to the secondary was when Domonique Foxworth tore his ACL on Friday. The Ravens are also unsure about the status of Ed Reed as well as the recuperating Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb.
     

    UPDATE:  This just in ... Colt Brennan has been cut.  But you can still watch his Lunch With Lindsay feature Tuesday on News4 at 5 p.m.!