Natural solution: start nickel cornerback Arthur Maulet
With Washington entering IR and probably missing the remainder of the season, the Ravens will have to at least play this weekend without their starting nick corner and their best outside cornerback (Marlon Humphrey).
Baltimore is also missing starting safety Marcus Williams, who decided against undergoing surgery to avoid getting placed on IR but will miss a few weeks too. That's important for how the Ravens might shape their secondary going forward.
The first man in line to occupy Washington's vacated role is veteran and former Pittsburgh Steelers slot corner Arthur Maulet.
Maulet is good at run-stopping and came with ample experience at the nickel corner position, where he started in Pittsburgh.
However, Maulet suffered an injury in August and has not been activated in any of the first two regular-season games.
It's not that he hasn't been around and training for weeks on end, but he has yet to appear on the field taking actual snaps and defending NFL plays at real speed while donning Ravens' threads, so we'll see if he gets eased into the system.