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Lardarius Webb seeing his game snaps increase

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Webb was on the field for 59 snaps on Sunday.

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Near the end of the first half, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb jumped up to defend a pass before appearing to twist his body on the fall.

Webb was on the ground for a couple of minutes and slow to get up. It was a moment for concern, since Webb has been slowly returning to game action after injuring his back during the preseason. It's an injury that lingered for much longer than initially anticipated, so with Webb on the ground, and with the Ravens thin at the position numbers-wise, there was some worry as to whether or not he was re-injured or not.

Then the second half came and Webb was back on the field.

Webb played a season-high 54 snaps (out of 67 Buccaneers plays) and recorded three solo tackles. It's a great sign for the Ravens to have Webb be able to play the majority of a game. As long as his health improves and he can inch closer to full strength, the Ravens should be able to get away with only having four cornerbacks on the 53-man roster.

"He played probably more snaps than we wanted in that heat," coach John Harbaugh told reporters on Monday. "That was good to see him play. The thing about Lardarius, from what we understand, is he just has to get stronger. He got a good workout in [Sunday] and he did a good job with it continuing to chase good technique and things like that. It's a real bonus for us if he's playing well."