John Beck was again early to the practice field. Then, when rain interrupted the Washington Redskins' practice Wednesday afternoon, Beck stood outside beneath an overhang, waiting for the weather to clear.
Waiting is something to which he has become accustomed.
He's 30 years old and hasn't taken an NFL snap since 2007. After losing the preseason quarterback competition to Rex Grossman, the former Ravens backup quarterback will have to wait a bit longer for his opportunity.
"I've been trying to climb the mountain ever since I got in this league," Beck said Wednesday in his first public comments since coach Mike Shanahan awarded Grossman the starting job....