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It's over, folks. The Ravens wrapped up the open-media part of the training camp and regular-season training on Thursday, and from now on all practices will be limited to just 15 minutes of public enjoyment before the curtain is dropped and nobody gets to pick Baltimore's collective brain.

Perhaps in a nod to this, John Harbaugh spoke to the media openly and shared some light on who will be the leading men manning the Ravens' secondary in the final game of preseason and into Week 1.

"We have made some decisions," Harbaugh said per BaltimoreRavens.com, "some of it will come down to medical."

With multiple members of the secondary, mainly those belonging to the cornerback room, injured or having just returned to practicing following rehab periods, the Ravens will be short of warm bodies to deploy in the deepest line of their defense for the start of the 2023 season.

Harbaugh said that the team will "want to make sure they're really healthy enough to go."

More pressing is having to keep guys healthy, available, fit, and not tired before the ball gets rolling for real. "The guys that are playing can be overburdened and pressed into too many plays, and that's something we have to weigh out," Harbaugh added.

Ar'Darius Washington, expected to defend the slot in Week 1

With the preseason finale taking place on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays and following a sublime training camp, nickel cornerback Ar'Darius Washington looks like the leading candidate to defend the slot come Week 1.

"[Washington] jumps really well," Harbaugh said on Thursday. "He's really explosive, I've seen him go way higher to get a football."

Rock Ya-Sin and Ronald Darby, set to start outside against Houston Texans

Kissing the boundaries, free-agency acquisitions and veterans Ya-Sin and Darby are the two cornerbacks expected to start in Week 1 against the Texans when the Ravens kick their season off on Sep. 10.

"Ronald has done well. He looks like a starting corner," Harbaugh said. "He's been there. He's very talented. He knows how to play. He's a great addition to our team."

Ya-Sin returned to practicing last Wednesday following a lengthy rehab period that had him out of camp for more than three weeks. He should be ready to go in September, and he might actually get some reps against the Bucs this weekend.

Darby, who was signed by the Ravens after Marlon Humphrey went down, has yet to make his debut on the field but he might get a couple of snaps in Tampa on Saturday.

Other than those two and Washington, the other main corners the Ravens will carry into the regular season are, most probably: Humphrey, Brandon Stephens, Jalyn Armour-Davis, Kyu Kelly, Pepe Williams, Kevon Seymour, and Arthur Maulet.

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