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  • OWINGS MILLS Gabe Jackson Jersey , Md. (AP) — Keeping three quarterbacks was not an easy decision for Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who hasn’t had that many QBs on his opening day roster since 2009.

    Now he’s got to determine the best way to use them.

    Joe Flacco will start Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, but Harbaugh isn’t revealing whether the backup will be Robert Griffin III or rookie Lamar Jackson.

    Griffin has 42 games of NFL experience and Jackson is a slick-footed runner who could be a threat near the goal line, as evidenced by his three rushing touchdowns during the preseason.

    Whether Griffin or Jackson receives spot duty remains to be seen. At this point, Harbaugh isn’t even sure how many quarterbacks will be on the active list each week.

    “It won’t be any more than three, it won’t be less than two,” he said with a grin on Monday. “So, we’ll see. I really don’t know.”

    This much is certain: There’s a lot to like about having a former Super Bowl MVP (Flacco) and a pair of Heisman Trophy winners at the most important position on the field.

    “I’m excited to have three quality quarterbacks,” Harbaugh said. “It makes our quarterback room stronger. That’s really what it does.”

    Griffin went 27 for 41 for 243 yards and two touchdowns this summer. He also proved to very helpful in guiding Jackson through his first NFL camp.

    Still, Harbaugh said after the preseason finale against the Washington Redskins last week that Griffin’s place on the 53-man roster “depends on the rest of the math.”

    After sitting out the Redskins game, Griffin expressed absolutely no anxiety in awaiting the Ravens’ decision.

    “When you put in the hard work and you’ve done everything you possibly can to put your best foot forward and try to show the team that you deserve to be here, there’s no stress Seth Roberts Jersey ,” he said.

    After the Ravens did the math, Griffin was too good to subtract from the equation.

    “From a team standpoint, you can look at it any kind of number of different ways,” Harbaugh said. “There are a lot of factors that were considered, and that was the way it shook out.”

    After going three years without a playoff berth, the Ravens probably can’t afford to have a rookie take over if Flacco gets hurt or plays poorly over an extended period of time. Griffin went to the postseason with the Washington Redskins in 2012 and showed during the preseason he can run this offense.

    Though Jackson showed improvement in each of his five appearances, at this point he’s still going through the learning phase. Fortunately, he has two willing teachers in Flacco and Griffin.

    “You can never have enough experience, good guys, good people to draw on,” Harbaugh said. “He just learns so much from Joe and from Rob.”

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed tight end Michael Hoomanawanui and veteran running back Shane Vereen on injured reserve Travis Benjamin Jersey , and cut veteran reserve quarterback Tom Savage while trimming their roster down to the regular-season maximum.

    The Saints, who announced the moves Saturday, also traded defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence to Cleveland for “future considerations” and waived four draft choices from the past two years.

    The 2018 draft choices waived were: offensive tackle Rick Leonard, a fourth rounder out of Florida State; defensive back Natrell Jamerson, a fifth-rounder out of Wisconsin; and defensive back Kamrin Moore, a sixth-rounder out of Boston College. Defensive end Al-Quaddin Muhammad, a 2017 sixth-rounder out of Miami, also was waived.

    Younger players who remain on the 53-player roster for now include second-year tight end Dan Arnold, second-year offensive lineman Cameron Tom, and running back Boston Scott, a 2018 sixth-round pick out of Louisiana Tech.

    Arnold, a 6-foot-6 converted receiver out of Wisconsin-Platteville Adolphus Washington Jersey , is entering his second pro season after spending last year on injured reserve.

    The 5-foot-6, 203-pound Scott, who grew up in the New Orleans area, showed promise as a runner and return man during the preseason. He joins the team at a time when it needs running back depth due to Mark Ingram’s four-game suspension to start the season because of the Pro Bowler’s positive test for a banned substance. One of Scott’s chief competitors for a role in the return game was veteran receiver Brandon Tate, who was among the Saints’ final cuts.

    Another veteran receiver let go was Michael Floyd, who was brought in near the beginning of training camp as he tries to bounce back from a series of off-the-field setbacks that derailed his once-promising career with Arizona.

    New Orleans is back to having just one defensive back named Marcus Williams on the roster after cutting the veteran cornerback by that name only weeks after signing him as a free agent. The former New York Jet and Houston Texan intercepted a pass for a touchdown during the Saints’ preseason victory over the Chargers in Los Angeles, but that wasn’t enough to keep him around.

    The younger Marcus Williams, a 2017 second-round draft choice out of Utah, is projected to start at free safety as he seeks to bury bad memories of his missed tackle of Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs on the last play of last season’s playoff loss in Minnesota.

    The Saints also parted ways with their 2015 second-round pick, Hau’oli Kikaha, an edge pass rusher who showed promise as a rookie but who missed the 2016 season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament for the third time. He came back from that injury to make the team last season but struggled to work his way into the regular playing rotation and was a healthy scratch several times.

    Other players cut by the Saints were: linebackers Jayrone Elliott, KeShun Freeman and Colton Jumper; defensive tackles Jay Bromley Eric Weddle Jersey , Woodrow Hamilton and Henry Mondeaux; defensive ends Alex Jenkins and George Johnson; defensive backs Sharrod Neasman, Linden Stephens and Robert Nelson; receivers Tanner McAvoy and Keith Kirkwood; offensive linemen Josh LeRibeus, Nate Wozniak, Michael Ola, Andrew Tiller, Landon Turner and Don Barclay; tight ends Garrett Griffin, John Phillips and Deon Yelder; quarterback J.T. Barrett; and running back Jonathan Williams.

    Players cut by New Orleans could potentially wind up on the club’s 10-player practice squad.

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