The rumor came profootballtalk.com and cited "an unconfirmed tip."
Here's the interesting part of the story: The feeling here has been from the time Chad Pennington was signed and remains to this day that Beck indeed will get released by the Dolphins at some point.
Sparano said the Dolphins very well might keep four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, but we just don't see that as a luxury this team can't afford.
McCown has two significant advantages over Beck: 1) He was signed by the new regime, as opposed to being brought in by Cam Cameron and Randy Mueller; 2) McCown has more NFL experience and probably is a better insurance policy for the Dolphins to protect themselves in the event Pennington gets injured.
The Dolphins certainly could be in the process of trying to see if they can trade either Beck or McCown for a draft pick, but since both performed so poorly early in camp that it convinced the Dolphins to sign Pennington, it's not likely either will fetch much -- if anything -- in return.
One would think a team somewhere would take a shot at Beck if the Dolphins release him because he still might develop into something at some point, but the Dolphins probably aren't going to invest a lot of time in Beck because their quarterback of the future very clearly is Henne.
So we're thinking Beck will be gone at some point, perhaps very soon. But, contrary to the profootballtalk.com reports, it hasn't happened yet.