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Ravens coach John Harbaugh pleased with rookie cornerback Marlon Humphrey’s debut

Marlon Humphrey did not show up in the stat sheet from the Ravens' 20-0 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, but that might have been a reflection of the rookie cornerback's solid debut.

In nine snaps on defense, Humphrey did not record a tackle or a pass breakup, suggesting that the 16th overall pick in April's NFL draft was rarely tested by quarterback Andy Dalton. Humphrey also appeared in 10 plays on special teams and did not appear slowed by a hamstring injury that had forced him to sit out 10 practices during training camp and two games in the preseason.

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Humphrey joined starters Jimmy Smith and Brandon Carr and nickel back Lardarius Webb to harass Dalton into 170 passing yards on just a .516 completion percentage, three interceptions and four pass breakups.

“I thought Marlon played really well,” coach John Harbaugh said Monday. “He definitely earned more snaps. He played nine plays on defense and played pretty well on special teams. I would say he earned more snaps. He played well. All the corners played exceptionally well — all three corners on the outside, plus Webby in the nickel. They played very well.”

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