John Harbaugh had previously stated that there was a chance for cornerback Lardarius Webb to see some action in one of the final two preseason games.
That possibility ended on Monday.
Speaking to reporters after practice, Harbaugh said that Webb will not be available for this Saturday's third preseason game against the Washington Redskins. With the back injury boWthering him, there's no need to rush him back if he's unable to go.
However, that could cause some folks to worry about his availability for Week 1's game against Cincinnati. Nothing would suggest that Webb won't be ready for the season-opener though.
In other injury news, Harbaugh said that cornerbacks Asa Jackson and Jimmy Smith both have chances to play against Washington.
On Jackson: "Asa has a chance, but ‘touch-and-go' is probably a good way to say it. I've been told that he has a chance to get back for this game. It would be great if he could."
On Smith: "He had an MRI. There was bruising in there. There's a little bleeding from the lungs. He basically fell — if you watch the play — from four feet, and he was up in the air ... and then just fell straight on his back between the shoulder blades. That's what causes that internal type of situation. But they said it's not a serious thing, and he needs just a couple days to heal up. We do anticipate him to play against the Redskins, unless something changes that I'm not aware of."
Considering Smith was coughing up blood still after the game against the Cowboys, this is a good sign moving forward. Then again, while getting the third-game reps can be important, it may be wise to rest Smith as a precaution. Jackson could benefit by knocking some rust off after injuring his ankle in practice over a week ago.