Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the decision to deactivate the two defensive starters was not easy, but he still considers them day-to-day for this week leading to Sunday night’s game at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Members of the Ravens special teams unit can take solace in knowing that their gaffes did not cost the team a victory Sunday against the Denver Broncos, but there is still considerable work to be done.
The Ravens finished cutting their roster to 53 on Saturday, keeping quarterback Robert Griffin III and parting ways with several high-profile players including former first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman,
As the Ravens left their third preseason game with a 20-19 win, their 11th straight preseason victory, they could only hope that the mistakes and misfortune of a less-than-ideal opening 30 minutes would not linger long.
Although Ravens coach John Harbaugh said quarterback Joe Flacco could have played longer against the Los Angeles Rams a week ago, he said, “For our starting quarterback, or for your veteran players, you have an ‘up to’ number of plays.”