3 shocking revelations by John Harbaugh on Saturday that will shape Ravens' roster

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Whether he did it on purpose or not, Baltimore Ravens' head coach John Harbaugh brought all of the spicy fire to the microphones after the final day of training camp on Saturday making some revealing remarks in front of the media.

While technically the final practice of the 2023 training camp, the Flock mob will still have to run some drills for a couple of weeks following their matchup against the Washington Commanders on Monday and ahead of their final preseason game next Saturday at Tampa Bay.

The NFL set the deadline for roster cuts on Aug. 29, which is just nine days away and at which point the Ravens and all other franchises will need to submit the final 53-man roster that will make it to regular-season Week 1 in September.

John Harbaugh spoke to the media following Day 20 of training camp and, truth be told, he didn't leave too much for imagination nor read between the lines when it comes to some of the most pressing questions revolving around the final 53-man roster.

1. Tyler Huntley seems to be locked into the QB2 role no matter the preseason results

One of the roster positions up for grabs entering training camp was reserve quarterback. After one preseason game last weekend and Saturday's practice, we already know who will be Lamar Jackson's backup next season.

"Tyler's going to be fine," Harbaugh said (per Clifton Brown of BaltimoreRavens.com) when discussing Tyler Huntley's injury. "[In the] regular season, he should be more than fine by then. I'm not too worried about it."

With Tyler Huntley ruled out for Monday's game, it will be veteran Josh Johnson and sophomore Anthony Brown each playing a half against the Commanders for Week 2 of the preseason schedule.

Lamar won't grace the field, and Huntley will be forced to sit this one out. And although none of these two quarterbacks will be available next Monday, they will be the two QBs on Baltimore's 53-man roster when the regular season kicks off in Sep. 10.

Harbaugh said, "It would've been great if Tyler hadn't had [the injury] happen and could've played in this game, I would have loved that." Adding that he expects Huntley to be ready and fully fit when the regular season gets rolling pretty much sealed the deal for the QB2 spot.

The only question left unanswered is what will happen to Johnson and Brown once the final cuts are done. They could be released and sign with another franchise, or they could return to become part of the practice squad.

In any case, it's hard to envision the Ravens naming three quarterbacks in their final 53-man roster with many more pressing needs at other positions.