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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/08/2011

John Beck says he’ll be ready for Steelers

Slowed by a groin injury, quarterback John Beck says he’ll be ready to play in Friday’s preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“That’s my plan,” Beck said after practice Monday morning. “I plan on going. Hopefully each day, it gets better and better, so that I can. But that’s my plan.”

Beck tweaked his groin in Saturday’s practice. He was in pads Monday but was limited in practice, taking part in some positional drills. Rex Grossman was leading the offense through 11-on-11 drills, though.

“We just didn’t put [Beck] in team situations because you can’t control it,” Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said.

Quarterback Kellen Clemens was absent Monday, attending a funeral. So Grossman saw the majority of reps, while undrafted rookies Ben Chappell and Marc Verica offered some relief.

“It was good to come out,” Beck said. “I got to do 7-on-7, do some of the drills a little bit, so it was good just to come out, do a little bit of movement on it.”

While Beck plans to be ready to go Friday, he said coaches have not told him whether he’d be taking the field against the Steelers or how many reps he might receive.

“They haven’t said a word to us,” Beck said.

Shanahan said coaches won’t make decisions on playing time and share it with players until Wednesday.

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