The Ravens traded fourth-string quarterback John Beck to the Washington Redskins for cornerback Doug Dutch, who was on the Redskins' practice squad last season.
This marks the first player trade between the regional rivals.
Dutch, 24, is 5 feet 11, 199 pounds. He was undrafted coming out of Michigan in 2009 and was added to the Redskins' practice squad in November.
This move adds depth to the Ravens' injury-filled cornerback group.
The trade of Beck doesn't mean Troy Smith is guaranteed a spot on the team. There is still a chance that the Ravens will only keep two quarterbacks ( Joe Flacco and Marc Bulger).
Beck became expendable when the Ravens signed Bulger after offseason camps. He was the No. 3 quarterback for the Ravens all last season and didn't appear in a regular-season game.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun