When the Ravens took the field Tuesday for their first open training camp practice, they had an encouraging sign with a number of key faces back in action.
Lardarius Webb was back on the practice field participating in full 11-on-11 drills after working his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) that he suffered last October.
"Lardarius is practicing and we will bring him along as we see fit," Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "You saw him out there today, so he's doing well."
Webb has previously been limited to individual drills during offseason workouts, but he showed a good burst of speed and was fluid in his movements. He did not display any hesitation cutting on his surgically-repaired knee, and the injury did not appear to hinder him at all.
Webb led the young defensive backs through drills and he is expected to regain his starting cornerback job by the start of the season.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was also back at practice after injuring his knee during the Super Bowl. The injury limited Ngata during the offseason, but he worked his way back to full strength and reported to camp in great shape. Ngata "blew away" the conditioning test when he took it earlier this week, Harbaugh told The Baltimore Sun.
In addition to Webb and Ngata, linebacker Albert McClellan (shoulder), nose tackle Terrence Cody (hip) linebacker Arthur Brown (sports hernia) and tight end Ed Dickson (groin) also participated in practice and are considered full-go.
Cody and McClellan both had offseason surgery that limited them during previous practices, but they participated in full drills on Tuesday. Dickson was held out of the final minicamp practice last month because of a groin injury, but he was back on the field and a frequent target of quarterback Joe Flacco. Brown was limited during practices last month, but he showed no lingering signs from the surgery on Tuesday.
The only two players on the Physically Unable To Perform list to open training camp are Jameel McClain (neck) and Marshal Yanda (shoulder).
"Everybody else is 100 percent," Harbaugh said.