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The Ravens wrap up the preseason against the Saints, and just like previous years, the plan is to rest the first-team units.
“We’re not playing the starters,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said this week.
The Ravens want to make sure that the starters are as healthy as possible when they open the regular season against the Cincinnati Bengals in 10 days. The Ravens have some key players dealing with injuries – cornerbacks
With the first-team out, younger players will get a chance to prove themselves in game action that has been limited during the preseason. It is will be critical for players on the bubble, as they will have an opportunity to play their way onto the roster.
“It’s going to be my first chance to play a lot in a game, to be able to get into a rhythm and get a lot of opportunities,” rookie wide receiver
“I’m expecting to play a lot,” Taylor said.
Decision, But No Announcement, On Rice
While the starters are out, there is some ambiguity in terms of running back
Rice didn’t play last week against the Redskins as the Ravens simulated a game without him. Harbaugh said he’s made a decision on how much Rice will play, but didn’t want divulge whether the seventh-year running back will suit up against the Saints.
The fourth-year offensive lineman has earned the backup tackle spot during training camp and the preseason, but he went down with a concussion last week.
Reid is operating under the NFL’s protocol for concussions and has to be cleared before returning to the field. Reid didn’t practice Monday or Tuesday, and the expectation is that he’ll be out again this week before trying to return for the regular season.