The mystery over who will start for Fabian Washington -- who is lost for the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Sunday's 17-15 loss to the Indianapolis Colts -- is still ongoing.

Although rookie Lardarius Webb played primarily nickel back against the Colts and replaced Washington against the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 8 when Washington bruised his left thigh, head coach John Harbaugh stated Monday that Webb, Chris Carr and Frank Walker could play opposite starter Domonique Foxworth.

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Pagano echoed that sentiment this afternoon, saying, "It'll be corner by committee. … Frank started the AFC championship game for us and played even though he had a dislocated shoulder. Chris has played a lot of football and understands and isn't awed by any of this stuff. It's going to take a group effort to get this win."

Both Carr and Walker said they had not yet been informed of their roles for Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I just prepare every week like, 'Hey, if they want me to be out there, I'll be out there,'" Carr said. "And I've shown in the past that I can play well at corner when I've gotten my opportunities to start. So I'm confident that I can go in there and play well. I just want to go out there and compete. If I'm out there, that's great. If not, I'll be out there doing something else."

Said Walker: "I always prepare like I'm the starting corner -- no matter what."

Even Webb tried to deflect the media's attention. "I haven't been reported to be the starter," he said. "We have more corners, and we have to compete this week. So we're going to see who's going to come out on top. We've got a lot of work to put in."

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