Earlier in the week, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported that the Ravens and defensive back Lardarius Webb were nearing a deal. Now, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the two sides have reached a deal.
Ravens have agreed to a three-year deal to bring back safety Lardarius Webb.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 8, 2017
Webb will return to Baltimore on a three year deal, and provide much needed depth to the Ravens secondary.
The financial details of the deal have not yet been released, but the Ravens are nearly guaranteed to have resigned him at a signifancly lower cost than his previous deal.
Webb was cut in March in order to free up cap space to sign cornerback Brandon Carr, who will likely start opposite Jimmy Smith this coming season.
With experince at both cornerback and safety, Webb will be a versatile back up, making the Ravens feel more comfortable with its depth if any starters in the secondary were to get hurt. Plus, he has vast experience in the Ravens’ system.
The Ravens said they were going to bring in another free agent before the Draft. Now, they have done it.
Update (4/8/17, 7:45 p.m.):
Zrebiec reports that the deal will have a max value of $10.5 million, significantly less than his prior deal.
Don't know breakdown yet on Webb's new deal. Max value over the three years is $10.5 million.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 8, 2017