Ravens: 4 players who clinched a roster spot on Saturday

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3. Geno Stone/Ar’Darius Washington, S, Ravens

This one is a bit of a cop-out. There likely isn’t a roster spot for both Geno Stone and Ar’Darius Washington. But both players did their best to make a case for themselves on Saturday.

Stone was perhaps the best player on either side of the ball as the young safety came away with two interceptions. The 2020 seventh-round pick flashed his ball skills and looked the part of an intriguing developmental defensive back.

As for Washington, he made a number of plays in coverage and forced a Tony Jones fumble in the third quarter to give the Ravens their fifth turnover of the game.

Washington was flying all around the field making plays both in coverage and downhill in run support. It’s that versatility that should make the Ravens think hard about giving him a roster spot.

Unfortunately, both Stone and Washington are likely competing for one roster spot.

DeShon Elliott and Chuck Clark are the starters. Third-round pick Brandon Stephens — another standout from Saturday’s game — is making the team. You’d imagine one of either Anthony Levine Sr. or Jordan Richards makes it as the special-teams ace.

That leaves possibly one spot for a young, developmental safety such as Stone or Washington. It seems unlikely that the team is able to carry both.

Stone, a 2020 seventh-round pick, was cut last season but found his way back to the organization in the offseason. Washington, on the other hand, was the team’s most high-profile undrafted signing.

Both made their case on Saturday. And their performances solidified the notion that at least one of them will make the team.