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Grossman Named Redskins Starter

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    Mike Shanahan confirmed on Monday that Rex Grossman will begin the regular season as the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback, after winning the camp battle against John Beck in somewhat of a surprise.

    Many thought Beck to be the favorite for the job, but Grossman won the starting role with a 64 percent completion rate this preseason, with two touchdowns and an interception for a QB rating of 92.3. Beck finished the preseason with a 62 percent completion rate, a touchdown and a pair of interceptions--a 74.7 QB rating.

    Grossman will be an opening day starter for the first time since 2007, as a member of the Chicago Bears. Prior to last season, when Grossman took over for the benched Donovan McNabb, Grossman had not started a game since 2008, also as a member of the Bears.

    Washington will open the regular season against the Giants next Sunday.

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