Blue roundup: John Beck says he's ready to start for Redskins

Published: Tuesday, May 17 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

Former BYU quarterback John Beck talks to the media after his first Redskins workout.

Associated Press

Former BYU quarterback John Beck is ready to take over the starting job for the Washington Redskins.

Beck told SiriusXM NFL radio Monday that "I believe I'm a starter in the NFL." He has been calling players to get together for workouts during the lockout.

"I basically say, 'Screw the awkwardness.' 'I'm trying to be the starting quarterback," Beck said. "I'll call whoever, try to set whatever up. If you don't think like a starter and act like a starter, your teammates probably aren't gonna believe you're the starter. So I'm thinking I'm the starter."

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BYU won the annual "Deseret First Duel" for the third time in four years with a 35-23 victory over Utah in the all-sports competition.

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