Webb and Gradkowski both headed for surgery

Webb and Gradkowski both headed for surgery
December 31, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Harbaugh on watching Anquan Boldin play well this year

The Ravens exited the season relatively healthy, but coach John Harbaugh said two players would need surgery. Cornerback Lardarius Webb has a sports hernia, and center Gino Gradkowki has will have some loose cartilage removed from his knee. Here are some other nuggets from Harbaugh’s Tuesday press conference:

-- Harbaugh said running Ray Rice, who did not play for a long stretch during the first half Sunday, should have been in the game more. It was unclear if there was miscommunication between Harbaugh and the offensive coaching staff, but Harbaugh gave this response when asked about Rice being on the bench. “I really can’t explain that,” Harbaugh said. “That was something that happened during the game that when I looked over and saw it, I put him back in the game. I don’t have that answer for you right now. He should have been out there.”

-- The Ravens want to re-sign free agent cornerback Corey Graham. “If we can keep Corey in the fold, and (general manager) Ozzie feels the same way, we’re going to do everything we can to do it,” Harbaugh said. “If we can hold onto Corey, then we really don’t have to do anything at the corner. The rest of the guys are back.”

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-- Owner Steve Bisciotti, the Ravens front office, and Harbaugh will meet in Florida sometime in January to discuss Ravens’ salary cap strategy and future personnel decisions.

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