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“I’m happy that I’m going to get the opportunity to play a little bit more,” Graham said. “That was one of the reasons I came here, to get the opportunity to play more. But being in this situation [stinks]. It’s not how I wanted it to happen. I wanted to get the opportunity to play with Webb.”

There’s an adage in the NFL that the next man up must be ready when someone goes down with an injury. It’s something coach John Harbaugh has been telling his team since Monday, when he received word that it would be playing the rest of the season without two of his best defenders.

“It’s an opportunity, and we talked about doors closing and opening,” Harbaugh said. “It’s part of the National Football League.”