There's no reason to rush back a talented cornerback like Lardarius Webb, especially when all signs point to him being ready for the season-opener against Denver.
And that's exactly what NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday. Rapoport wrote that while Webb is considered healthy enough to practice when camp opens, he will most likely be placed on the physically unable to perform list.
He also tweeted this:
Ravens&src=hash">#Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (ACL) should be healthy enough to start camp active. But med staff'll be cautious. "Probably" starts camp on PUP— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 19, 2013
If so, this is simply a procedural move for the Ravens. As everyone else gets going at a high speed, Webb will have the chance to ease back in at his own pace. After all, he hasn't played a down of football since tearing his ACL against Dallas in Week 6 of the 2012 regular season.
Webb made a name for himself in 2011, when he asserted himself as Baltimore's top cornerback with 67 tackles and five interceptions. He added three more picks during the 2011 postseason.
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