John Harbaugh shed no light on the Ravens' kicker situation, indicating the team continues to consider the merits of keeping veteran Billy Cundiff or replacing him with undrafted rookie Justin Tucker.
Tucker has clearly grabbed the momentum in the competition Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars, hitting a field goal from 53 yards that would have been good from 60 yards.
The former University of Texas player also connected on a 33-yard field goal and converted all six extra points during the Ravens' 48-17 victory at M&T Bank Stadium.
When asked if the decision will play out through the final preseason game or be determined as early as Monday's cutdown deadline to 75 players, Harbaugh offered nothing definitive.
"You know what, we'll see," Harbaugh said. "I don't think we've made any decision yet. We're on schedule. We've learned what we needed to learn. It's not an easy decision. If it was an easy decision, we'd have made it. It's not an easy decision. Obviously, both guys bring something to the table.
"I don't think it's complicated as to what the factors are. We have to make a decision, but we don't have to make a decision before we have to make a decision. So, why should we rush that? We'll get as much information as we can."
Although that last comment could be interpreted to mean that the Ravens will likely hold onto both kickers until after the Ravens' preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday since the final roster cutdown to 53 players isn't due until 9 p.m. Friday, Harbaugh was noncommittal.
"I don't know what the odds are," Harbaugh said. "It could go either way."
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