One of the constants in the Baltimore Ravens defensive huddle since 2009 was defensive back Lardarius Webb. Webb was a valuable leader to have in the Ravens locker room and was someone head coach John Harbaugh could count on in the secondary.
Anything the coaches asked of him, such as moving to free safety in 2016, he did it. Unfortunately, injuries prevented Webb from showing his true potential that many saw in 2010 and 2011. After the 2017 season, with Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson and young safety Chuck Clark in the fold, Webb was released by the Ravens. Even at cornerback there wasn’t much room for Webb with Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr, Marlon Humphrey, and the returning Tavon Young.
As training camp for the Ravens begins, Webb is still a free agent and looking for a new team. Turning 33-years old in October, Webb has reportedly no intentions to retire and is looking at offers from other NFL teams, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:
With the #Ravens reporting today, worth noting: DB Lardarius Webb, who played his entire career with the team, plans to continue playing, I’m told. Not retiring yet. He’s had a few offers and is weighing them.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 18, 2018
In his nine seasons as a member of the Ravens, Webb notched 467 combined tackles, five sacks, and 15 interceptions. Last year, Baltimore brought Lardarius back on a three-year, $5.1 million deal after previously releasing him earlier in the offseason. He was set to make a $2.15 million base salary in 2018.
Despite his injury history, Webb played in all 16 games in 2017. If a team does sign the veteran, they will receive a versatile defensive back and strong leader in the locker room.