Ravens' Webb optimistic his absence won't be lengthy

Ravens' Webb optimistic his absence won't be lengthy
August 11, 2014, 2:15 pm
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Cornerback Lardarius Webb (back) gave no timetable for his return to action following Monday’s practice. However, Webb sounded upbeat and smiled frequently – a good sign for a player that has been out since the first week of training camp.

“Just working, doing what they want me to do, trying to get better,” Webb said. “They know what they’re doing. I trust them, I just this organization, I trust Harbs (coach John Harbaugh). They’ll get me back whenever it’s best for me to come back.”

Webb said he would like to get some preseason game action before the regular season begins. However, the top priority is to be ready for Week 1 against the Bengals. The Ravens are already thin at cornerback after Asa Jackson’s ankle injury during Sunday’s practice. Harbaugh has called Jackson’s sprain “minor”, but Jackson did not practice Monday.

The Ravens lost cornerback Corey Graham to the Bills during free agency, and have not settled on a nickel cornerback to take his place. That makes it more important for Webb to be healthy be Week 1, because he is versatile enough to defend both outside and slot receivers.

“I would love to have played some preseason,” Webb said. “But I have been in this position many times. We’ll see. I just tell y’all that I’ll be back soon.”

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