Former Virginia QB Verica signs with Redskins

posted Aug 17, 2011, 1:31 PM by William Baldini
Published: July 30, 2011
Former Virginia quarterback Marc Verica signed a free-agent deal with the Washington Redskins, according to the school.

Prior to Verica’s signing, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan had only two practicing quarterbacks —John Beck and undrafted rookie Ben Chappell — currently in camp. Kellen Clemens signed a free agent deal with Washington but can’t practice with the team until later this week. Under the rules imposed at the end of the NFL lockout, veteran free agents were able to sign their contracts Friday night, but they can’t take part in any sort of physical activity with their teams until next Thursday, assuming a new labor agreement is in place by then.

Verica will help keep Beck’s arm from wearing out until Clemens can practice. Shanahan also expects to re-sign Rex Grossman to compete with Beck for the starting job.

Last season Verica completed 58.8 percent of his passes while passing for 2,799 yards and 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for Virginia.