3 Ravens training camp battles that are over after preseason Week 2

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The Baltimore Ravens couldn't do nothing to prevent the Washington Commanders from breaking their 24-game winning streak on Monday. Better said, the Ravens third-stringers reasonably couldn't stop the Commanders starters.

The good news for the Ravens is that 1) they're aiming at winning the Super Bowl and not a meaningless game like Washington, 2) they got to watch some reserves have extraordinary outings against first-string players, and 3) they seemed to settle some battles at different positions ahead of roster-cut day on Aug. 29.

Here are three positions and roles that might have already been set in stone when it comes to who's who and which player will end up snatching what still is (or was) up for grabs.

1. Starting Slot Cornerback: Ar'Darius Washington

There is nothing breaking in telling you about how absolutely ravaged the secondary of the Ravens have been through the whole training camp portion of the summer.

The latest addition to the shelves, involving CB1 Marlon Humphrey, even forced Baltimore to sign a veteran in Ronald Darby. Just imagine! Another player singed earlier this offseason, mainly with expectations of him defending the slot was Arthur Maulet, who also went down injured and has not practiced for weeks.

Enter Ar'Darius Washington. The third-year man has made a name for himself this summer by both performing to great levels of play in the two preseason games through Monday against the Eagles and the Commanders, and also on the practice field showing supreme determination and effort.

Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus wrote about Washington following Monday's matchup and he defined his game as "impressive from the slot."

PFF has given Washington an average 79.7 grade through the first two games of the preseason, and so far he's appeared in 86 snaps at the nickel position with nobody else on the Ravens' defense getting even 30 such snaps.

Washington allowed his three targets to end up in receptions against the Commanders, but none of those went for a first down while the three combined for a meager 20 yards. With Maulet injured and Humphrey out too, you can count on Washington manning the slot come Week 1.