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The Ravens traded quarterback John Beck to the Washington Redskins and addressed their cornerback situation by acquiring Michigan product Doug Dutch.
Dutch spent the 2009 campaign on Washington’s practice squad after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent.
Listed at 5-foot-11, 199 pounds, Dutch began his collegiate career as a wide receiver before switching to corner before his senior season.
As for Beck, the opportunity to join another team is intriguing.
“I’m thankful for my time with the Ravens, but this is another great opportunity,” Beck said. ”Every time you get traded, it means another team wants you and thinks you can contribute.”
The Ravens now have a quarterback depth chart that lists Joe Flacco at No. 1, followed by Marc Bulger and Troy Smith. Beck will have a good chance to make the Redskins, who are helmed by Donovan McNabb. Beck will battle with Rex Grossman, Colt Brennan and Richard Bartel for a roster spot.
Dutch gives the Ravens depth at a position that recently lost Domonique Foxworth to a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament and is waiting for Lardarius Webb to return from a similar injury. Fabian Washington recently returned to practice and discarded the red non-contact jersey, and Chris Carr sat out Monday’s sessions with a sore back.
The Bowie, Md., native did not see any time on the Redskins’ active roster last year.
UPDATE: The Redskins have released Brennan, according to ESPN 980, a radio station in Washington, D.C.