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Lardarius Webb took pay cut so he could 'retire a Raven'

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Lardarius Webb said his goal with his new deal was to put the Ravens organization first.

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Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb has no plans to play for anyone else.

Having had his salary cut in his new restructured deal, Webb said he had one thing in mind during an interview with The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson. That's to stick with the Ravens for the duration of his career.

Webb said:

"My goal is to retire a Raven, and while it wasn't an easy decision, I wanted to put the team first. I wanted to prove myself this year that the Ravens sticking with me was the right decision. The Ravens reached out to my agent, Marc Lillibridge, a few weeks before the scouting combine and they were talking and working hard together to get something done. I'm glad it's done."

Webb was originally slated to earn $8 million this season. His new deal allows for him to earn up to $6 million.

It certainly seems to be an unselfish move on Webb's part. He could have balked when the Ravens approached him about a pay cut. Instead, he was open to it and is still making a ton of money to play football.