Fans are breathing easier today as Lardarius Webb is in his second full practice with the Ravens this season after being removed from the physically unable to perform list yesterday. The second year defensive back proved to be a spark for the Ravens weak secondary last season and will need to make an impact this season for this team to succeed.
Head Coach John Harbaugh told the media yesterday that Webb would be likely be limited to playing defense the entire season and would not see action as a kick returner. Webb was injured on a special teams play last season after proving to be a reliable cornerback early on, this year it looks as though Jalen Parmele is making a run for the kick returning job.
Ed Reed has been awfully quiet as of late, maybe a little too quiet. Reporters asked John Harbaugh about Reed’s progress, to which he responded, “We don’t have details. It’s hard to say how it’s going to continue to improve. Based on the conversation I had with him, he’s happy with his progress.” Essentially, we don’t really know the status of the Ravens Pro Bowl safety who continues to work his way back from offseason hip surgery. Reed is the last remaining Raven in the secondary on the PUP list.
Some have speculated that Reed may make a miracle recovery in time for the season opener in New York. It doesn’t appear that will be the case this season, the Ravens have to hope he will be ready to go by the mid-way point and are in good hands with Tom Zbikowski and Ken Hamlin.