JOHN BECK RELEASED
On Saturday the Dolphins added West Virginia quarterback Pat White with the 44th overall selection in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. With addition of White, John Beck, the 40th overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft, was released after just two seasons.
Beck started four games in 2007 and played in injury relief of Cleo Lemon in the finale. He finished the 2007 season completing 60 of 107 passes for 559 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He struggled during his playing time and his future in Miami took a big hit last season with the addition of free agent Chad Pennington and the drafting of Chad Henne. It didn't take long before the rookie Henne surpased Beck on the depth chart becoming the primary backup to Pennington.
Miami had been shopping Beck via trade since as long ago as last August. When the Dolphins did not get the offers they were looking for at the end of the preseason, they decided to hold onto Beck and trade Josh McCown instead to Carolina for a 7th round pick. Miami desperately tried to trade Beck this past offseason, but found no takers.
With the addition of the versatile White this past weekend, Miami decided to just release Beck and move forward. The move in part was done to free up a roster spot for the incoming undrafted free agents. Teams are only allowed to carry 80 players during mini camps and training camp, and with the release of Beck, Miami was able to sign six undrafted free agents.
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