Reports: Ravens trading John Beck



Things are getting interesting in Baltimore. Various reports here and here are stating the Ravens are close to trading backup quarterback John Beck to the Washington Redskins.

In all likelihood this means Troy Smith's spot on the team is safe. There has been plenty of trade speculation surrounding Smith following the signing of Marc Bulger. But the Ravens found a suitor for Beck first.

If everything goes through, Baltimore would have a strong threesome of quarterbacks this year in starter Joe Flacco, Bulger and Smith.

(Update: The Ravens have announced they received cornerback Doug Dutch from Washington in exchange for Beck.)