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Harbaugh stops short of confirming Taylor as backup quarterback

Minutes after the Ravens' 34-31 win against the Washington Redskins on Thursday night, coach John Harbaugh said that rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor had made the team.

But prior to Saturday's practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Harbaugh was asked if he agreed with ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski's comment during the broadcast that Harbaugh was "comfortable" with Taylor backing up starter Joe Flacco.

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"I would be confident that he would go in there and play well," Harbaugh said. "I'm never comfortable. I'm not comfortable with any of it. I know I'm parsing it a little bit, but I hate it when people put words in my mouth. You know that. I think he can be the backup quarterback. Is he going to be the backup quarterback? We shall see."For the preseason, Taylor leads both Flacco and Hunter Cantwell in completions (35) and completion percentage (61.4 percent) and has a decent passer rating of 73.1.

Taylor said his goal is to improve with every showing.

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"I'm learning and continuing to [try] to get better," he said after the game against the Redskins. "My job is just to move the team when I'm out there on the field. That's what I'm focused on. I know I have to impress these people that will be watching me as far as the No. 2 job, but at the time, I'm just trying to be the best quarterback I can be and show the coaches that I can do [the job]."

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