"We'll see," he said after Tuesday's practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills. "I probably have plans, and then once you get into the game, you probably sometimes adjust on the run. Our plan will be to play them into the third quarter — maybe the whole third quarter."
But Harbaugh did say that a few players could be pulled from the contest early. He cited starters like inside linebacker
"You will see certain guys that won't go that long, as usual," Harbaugh said. "… But there are other guys that really need the work, so we will be pushing them into the second half."
The third game of the preseason is generally regarded as the most important, a type of dress rehearsal for the regular season. Many starters — perhaps all of them — will not play in the fourth and final game of the preseason.
"We want to win," Harbaugh said. "We always want to win. … They're going to go against a team that's playing really well in the preseason. If you watch the tape on the Redskins, they are dominating in the preseason. That's a huge test for us. They've done a great job with their team, and it's just a great opportunity for us to get better."
Options still open at backup QB
Through the first two games of the preseason, the Ravens have given a majority of snaps with the second offense to rookie quarterback
Through five quarters in two preseason contests, Taylor leads all three quarterbacks in passing attempts (39), completions (24), passing yards (267) and completion percentage (61.5). Over that same span,
But Harbaugh said the team is keeping an open mind when it comes to determining who will back up starter
"The cement is still wet," Harbaugh said. "We'll see. … He is doing well. I think he could be our backup quarterback. By the same token, we will keep our options open. You never know who is going to become available."
Ravens sign rookie DE
The Ravens announced the signing of rookie defensive end Michael McAdoo on Tuesday.
Prior to the announcement, Harbaugh said McAdoo was en route to Baltimore to take a physical.
"Don't know much about him," Harbaugh said. "I've heard good things about him. I know he got caught up with some situations at North Carolina, but he's supposed to be a good guy and a talented guy. So we're looking forward to seeing him here."
In two seasons at North Carolina, McAdoo recorded 29 tackles (10 of which resulted in lost yardage) and 3½ sacks.
But the 6-foot-7, 245-pound McAdoo did not play in 2010 for North Carolina after the
McAdoo joins a crowded position that boasts starter
To make room for McAdoo, the team placed cornerback
Rosburg explains touchbacks
Seemingly unhappy with the
But in the team's 31-13 victory over the Chiefs Friday night, four of six kickoffs were so deep that they resulted in touchbacks, including all three of the first half. Kansas City didn't return a kickoff until 7:16 remained in the fourth quarter. Special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg, who had endorsed Harbaugh's idea, said the team tried to give the Chiefs kickoffs that were returnable.
"We did and we got one," he said. "We tried earlier, but unfortunately, or fortunately — however you look at it — we had the wind at our back and we couldn't place the ball. It just carried, and there was nothing we could do about it. But we made that attempt. It was rather comical at the end when [