Beck Expects Camp Battle

John Beck understands that the addition of Marc Bulger stiffens the competition.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

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The Ravens’ addition of Pro Bowl quarterback Marc Bulger marks a tough numbers situation under center – a reality that John Beck understands.

With Troy Smith and Beck already on the roster behind Joe Flacco, someone eventually has to go.

“They did bring Bulger in, and that’s going to change some things,” Beck said in an interview with KSL in Salt Lake City.  ”That’s the way the business goes, so now it’s just a matter of seeing how fall camp plays out.”

Beck, who is holding his annual football camp next week in Utah, has been the Ravens’ third quarterback since joining the team in 2008, while Smith was the second signal-caller.

But now that Bulger – the longtime St. Louis Rams starter who ended last season on injured reserve – officially signed his one-year contract on Tuesday, it creates a roster crunch.

“They may dangle myself and Troy Smith out to other teams and see what happens,” Beck noted.  ”It’s just part of the business.”

Beck said he is happy to be with the Ravens, but would be a willing contributor to any team.

“I want to play where they want me most,” said Beck.  ”And if the Ravens want me most, then they keep me. If some other team wants me more, they get me, and that’s where I want to be.”

Some reports have suggested a trade of one of the players.  Smith’s name recently came up in Philadelphia media as a potential replacement for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, although an Eagles source shot that down to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McClane.

Like Smith, Beck has starting experience.  The former BYU passer completed 60 of 107 attempts (56.1 percent) for 559 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in four starts for the Miami Dolphins.

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