Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck headed back to Northern Virginia from San Diego almost two weeks ago because he wanted to be among the first to report to Redskins Park and meet with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Minutes after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the agreement to the new collective bargaining agreement, and thus, the end of the lockout, Beck rolled up to Redskins Park, hoping to get a head start on things.
He was turned away at the security gate by a guard, who didn’t even know who he was.
Beck was told that players can’t report until Tuesday morning, and left slightly disappointed, but not offended.
“I’m OK with that,” Beck said of not being recognized when reached this afternoon. “I haven’t done anything yet.”
Beck hadn’t received official word on the start of training camp, but some teammates had told him that they are scheduled to check in on Wednesday, and then the first practice will take place Thursday.
“So glad to hear it’s over,” Beck said of the lockout. “It needed to be over.”
Beck, who was the team’s third-string quarterback last season, will be competing for the starting quarterback job, presumably with Rex Grossman. Grossman, who started the final three games of last season after Donovan McNabb was benched, is a free agent, but he and the Redskins have both expressed a desire to work out a deal to keep him in Washington.