At the start of the day, there was a noticeable absence of cornerback Lardarius Webb. Not seeing number 21 on the field and instead seeing cornerback Rashaan Melvin out on the field, the talk became if Webb had been injured or was just missing practice.
Those questions were answered when head coach John Harbaugh came up to the mic and mentioned that Webb had failed his conditioning test. Labeled as a failure due to more of the anaerobic side of things rather than being outright out of shape, Harbaugh still looked disappointed in the failure and noted that Webb "took it hard on himself".
Webby is in really good shape in a lot of different ways. You can see it in the way he moves. But he’s not in the kind of anaerobic shape he needs to be in to come out here and practice. The idea being that if I go play after play after play, and I begin to get fatigued, and I can’t move the way I need to move, I’m going to have a fatigue type of injury
This isnt the first player for the Ravens to have issues passing their conditioning test and I doubt it will be the last. Many fans will remember Jacoby Jones failing his conditioning test in 2013, while Haloti Ngata failed it in 2012. Harbaugh noted that it puts Webb behind the eight-ball and that he'll have to work hard to get back up to speed.
That’s why we don’t allow guys to practice until they’re aerobically in conditioning. He’s a little behind that way, certainly, and he’s going to have to make up the ground.