Lardarius Webb came to the Ravens as a small-school, small-framed, third-round cornerback in 2009.
From that point on, Webb became not only a major fixture on the field, but in the Baltimore community, where he was a United Way partner and host of the annual Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game.
After his release last week, Webb posted a touching goodbye to Baltimore on Instagram:
Sitting back thinking about all the great moments I've had in Baltimore. Thanks @ravens for giving me the opportunity to pursue my dream. It was a great 8 years in Owings Mills.
Thanks for being such a first class organization. Steve, thanks for being a first class owner. You're the real deal!! To Ozzie, thanks for putting your trust in me. To the outstanding staff and coaches around the facility, thank you. To John Harbaugh it's been a wonderful 8! And thanks to all my Ravens Teammates, past and present!
Webb posted the message from a beach somewhere with his son in his lap. Good to see he's doing just fine, and the Ravens wish him all the best.