From the Baltimore Ravens’ PR corps…
RAVENS SIGN BECK
The Baltimore Ravens signed free agent QB John Beck to a one-year contract, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Monday afternoon.
“John is a player we evaluated thoroughly in preparing for the 2007 draft,” said Newsome. “He was a very productive college player, but what also impressed our scouts was how competitive he is. We like to bring in good athletes who love to compete and he fits that.”
A three-year NFL veteran, Beck has seen action in five regular season games, including four starts (all as a rookie in 2007), after becoming a second-round selection by the Miami Dolphins in 2007. In those games, Beck completed 60 of 107 pass attempts for 559 yards, with one TD and three INTs. He also rushed nine times for 12 yards and a TD. Beck was designated as the third quarterback for all 16 games in 2008.