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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Quick Hits: John Beck will start for Redskins against Colts

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said quarterback John Beck will start on Friday against Indianapolis. The coach said Beck is 100 percent and that he was pleased with his play today.

Beck took the first-team snaps during the opening round of 11-on-11 work in practice. Rex Grossman took the first-team snaps later in practice. Beck worked with the first team again during the timed down and distance drills.

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall and backup safety Chris Horton got into an altercation and had to be separated. Shanahan and both players dismissed it as an issue that already had been resolved.

Running back Ryan Torain will see a hand specialist later today. This morning he wasn’t wearing a cast as he has been.

Shanahan said he doesn’t expect a drop-off in the quality of play this season as a result of the NFL lockout, but said he hopes injuries don’t increase because of shortened prep work.

Shanahan said he doesn’t expect running back James Davis to ever return after leaving the team in the middle of the night on Monday. The coach said: “I think he’s retired from football.”

Return man Brandon Banks (knee) watched Tuesday’s practice after participating fully Monday.

Inside linebacker London Fletcher was sidelined for a second full day with hamstring/groin tightness, but Shanahan said the vet would have played if it was a regular season game.

Cornerback Josh Wilson also was sidelined with hamstring/groin tightness.

Safeties LaRon Landry, (Achilles), Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring) and Kareem Moore (knee)continue to work on the side.

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