Beck's status uncertain for 'Skins-Steelers preseason game

John Beck is determined to become the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback this season, but he might have to wait to begin that quest.

Beck is suffering from a groin injury, and his status for the Redskins' preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers is in doubt, The Washington Times reported Monday.

"It'd be nice if it didn't happen (missing the game), but now it's just make sure it doesn't get worse," Beck said Monday. "That's the big thing.

"I can drop back when I don't have to react to a movement and stuff like that. I think that's why coach kept me out of the team stuff. To have a quick movement or something might (hurt) it again."

Beck's injury is not considered serious, but it's shelved his current efforts to top Rex Grossman for the starting job.

The Times reported that Grossman took the majority of the snaps with the first-team offense Monday.

Redskins coach Shanahan told reporters that he will wait until Wednesday to decide how much playing time each passer will get.

"It's tough, because I want to go out there and take all my reps and compete, but I've got to be smart at the same time, especially with something like this," Beck said.

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