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Ravens re-sign Lardarius Webb

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Ravens re-sign Lardarius Webb

 

The Baltimore Ravens have re-signed defensive back Lardarius Webb, it’s a three-year contract worth a maximum of $10.5 million. This deal comes less than a month after the Ravens released Webb to create $5.5 million of salary cap space. Drafted as a cornerback,  he was switched from cornerback to free safety at the start of the 2016 season. Webb is now the number three safety behind new signee this offseason Tony Jefferson, and the returning Eric Weddle.

This move is just another addition to increase depth in the secondary with Jefferson, Weddle, Webb,  Tayvon Young, Jimmy Smith, and the newly acquired Brandon Carr. This is a much better group than last season and it’s a matter of time before they hit the field and start building some chemistry, the bar is set pretty low after last year. Webb started all 16 games last year, he has spent his entire 8-year career with the Ravens after being selected by Baltimore in the third round (88th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He spent his first two years in college at  the University of Southern Mississippi before transferring to Nicholls State University where he was the only player in NCAA Division I history to receive the Conference awards of Offensive Player of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week, and Special Teams Player of the Week in a single season.

In eight seasons, Webb has appeared in 111 games, including 83 starts and has recorded 436 tackles (14th in team history). The defensive back has pulled down 13 interceptions (sixth in team history) and has 89 passes defended including a career-high 22 in 2013, which tied for the NFL’s most that season. He also has  3.0 sacks and three touchdowns one interception, one on a punt return and one on a kickoff return.

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