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Lardarius Webb Is 'Ready To Go'


The Broncos bolstered their receiving corps this offseason by adding wide receiver Wes Welker. 

The Ravens will have a new face in their secondary to match up against him. 

Cornerback Lardarius Webb will be returning to the field for a regular-season game for the first time since last Oct. 14, when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). 

"Lardarius is ready to go," Head Coach John Harbaugh said Sunday afternoon. 

"He looks good. He's practiced well, he's played well. I just think the guy is amazing in everything he does. I love him to death. Nobody works harder. He's doing great and he's going to play really well." 

Webb was less bold in declaring himself ready to go. 

"I'm just practicing hard, waiting for Harbs to give me the go," he said. "Things are good. Still, I just want to be careful, cautious. So I'm going to leave it up to them." 

Webb was the Ravens' top cornerback before he went down. He was talked about as a potential Pro Bowler. In the six games before his injury last year, Webb compiled 25 tackles, six deflections and one interception. 

But Webb's second ACL tear of his career knocked him out for the season, including both games against the Broncos last year. 

The Ravens gave Webb plenty of time to ease back into action. He slowly did individual drills, and eased into full-team work. Webb played a few series* *in the Ravens' third preseason game against Carolina. He logged three tackles and one pass deflection in that game. 

Webb will likely be a starter outside, and could move inside to the slot position to cover Welker. He covered Welker when the scrappy receiver was in New England. 

"It's big [to have him back]," cornerback Corey Graham said. "Webby's Webby. He's a big-time player for us. … You want to be out there with a guy like that, a guy who's going to fight for every inch and go to war with you."

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