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UPDATED: Taylor calls shoulder injury "minor"

Tyrod Taylor's campaign to become the Ravens' No. 2 quarterback ended abruptly when he left at the end of the Ravens' second series with bruised left shoulder.

Both Taylor and coach John Harbaugh said the injury isn't considered serious.

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"We'll see how serious it is tomorrow," Harbaugh said. "But it doesn't appear right now to be real serious."

Taylor, who had his left arm in a sling, didn't have his shoulder x-rayed Thursday night but indicated that tests showed no separation.

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"I think it's just something minor," said Taylor, who was 2 of 3 for 16 yards. "It's a short setback. I think I'll be ready for the regular season."

Taylor's status to return to the game was listed as questionable, which could sum up his hold on the backup spot to Joe Flacco. The Ravens might have to consider signing a veteran free agent (Todd Bouman, Jake Delhomme or J.P. Losman) or pick up a quarterback cut this weekend (perhaps Sage Rosenfels from the New York Giants).

Asked if Taylor's injury affects the decision on the backup quarterback, Harbaugh said, "It depends on who's out there. That's what affects the decision more than anything."

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