4 Ravens playing for their lives against Washington on Monday

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The Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Commanders will put an end to their week-long affair on Monday. After spending Tuesday and Wednesday together by staging some joint practices, both squads will square off on an ESPN, nationally-televised matchup today.

Baltimore is aiming at their 25th consecutive victory while the Commanders will be looking to win a game, full stop, even if it's a meaningless mid-summer one. However, judging by how they got cooked and manhandled and bodyslammed by the Ravens earlier last week, that's hard to see happen.

With John Harbaugh unadvertedly and shockingly spilling the beans last Saturday and revealing the final members of the cornerbacks, linebackers, and quarterbacks rooms ahead of the 53-man roster announcement, there are only a few training camp battles still active.

Here are four players that will need to put on an excellent outing on Monday if they don't want to decisively fall off the race to earn a spot in the Ravens' final roster.

Offensive Lineman - Ben Cleveland

Following the departure of starting guard Ben Powers, the Ravens knew from the get-go that they would be in for a tough choice come crunchtime.

Everybody expected veteran Ben Cleveland to end up taking on the starting LG role for the 2023 season, but that didn't last long as the Ravens started to fade him in favor of John Simpson and rookie Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu.

Cleveland has fallen so out of the picture, in fact, that he wasn't even listed on the first unofficial depth chart released by the franchise a few days ago, instead getting slotted on the right side of the line.

Simpson started the first preseason game a week ago, but Sala got a few more reps and snaps than his teammate. Cleveland, meanwhile, got destroyed by a Philadelphia Eagles rookie...

This feels like a last-chance type of opportunity for Cleveland, who in a span of a month has gone from incumbent starter to being on the verge of getting cut and left out of the 53-man roster.