Ravens veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb is in the stretch run of a difficult season that began with him sidelined due to a lower-back injury.
Webb's teammates recognized him for his perseverance Saturday when he was voted the Ravens' annual Ed Block Courage Award winner.
Webb, 29, missed the preseason and three regular season games due to the injury, which was suffered on the second day of training camp. Webb also underwent offseason hernia surgery.
The injury has hampered Webb throughout the season and he hasn't been as effective as past years, when he was fully healthy. He's still started five of seven games for which he's been active and has recorded 29 tackles and six pass deflections.
Webb previously overcame torn anterior cruciate ligaments in both knees. In his sixth NFL season, the former third-round draft pick from Nicholls State has 284 tackles, 10 interceptions, 69 pass deflections and two forced fumbles in his career.
Before the season, Webb agreed to restructure his...Read more
The Ravens on Saturday ruled out rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro and veteran offensive guard Jah Reid for Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Campanaro hasn't played since pulling his hamstring Oct. 26 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The River Hill graduate has six catches for 85 yards this season, including a career-high three receptions for 40 yards against the Bengals. However, his hamstring has healed slower than the Ravens had hoped for and he wasn't cleared to practice this week.
Reid broke his hand in practice while blocking outside linebacker Pernell McPhee and had surgery before a win over the Tennessee Titans. Reid told The Baltimore Sun he expects to return within the next few weeks.
Fullback Kyle Juszczyk is probable with a relatively minor foot injury suffered during practice. Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda is probable with a lingering left knee injury.
The Saints ruled out running back Khiry Robinson (forearm) and linebacker Kyle Knox (hand)....Read more
It’s been nearly three weeks since the Ravens activated veteran nose tackle Terrence Cody from the physically unable to perform list, and he’s still waiting to see his first game action since last season.
Cody, who had offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, was inactive for the Ravens’ 21-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 9. He’s been practicing with the Ravens since the week of Oct. 13.
“I’m starving, man,” Cody said when asked about how hungry he was to get in a game. “Whenever I get that chance, I’m not going to disappoint them. I’m just going to keep preparing myself each week and get ready like I’m going to play each week. Whenever my name is called, I’m going to be ready.”
The Ravens, who play the New Orleans Saints Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, are deep along the defensive line, making it tougher for Cody to see the field. In their last game against the Titans, both Cody and DeAngelo Tyson were healthy scratches. It was Tyson’s...Read more
The Ravens grew accustomed long ago to an unofficial NFL tradition of them being the visiting team in Monday night games.
Under coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens have hosted only one of their eight Monday night appearances since 2008.
When asked Friday about the New Orleans Saints' prime-time winning streak of 12 games, Harbaugh couldn't resist pointing out the Monday night scheduling quirk.
"Getting to play on Monday night at home, is there something to that?" Harbaugh said with a smile. "I wouldn't really know. I don't know much about that. We don't get those chances too often."
The Ravens have gone 5-3 in Monday night games under Harbaugh, including 4-3 in in away games. The Ravens mentioned the number of Monday night road games in bold, italic letters in their weekly press game release.
The Ravens' lone home Monday night game under Harbaugh was their regular-season opener during the 2012 season. The Ravens have had four years in a row of Thursday night home games, though.
Ravens rookie safety Terrence Brooks woke up early Thursday morning to a text message that got his immediate attention.
There was a shooting in the library at Florida State University, where Brooks went to college, and a couple of students were hurt.
“It definitely hit home,” Brooks said Friday. “That’s my school. I went to school with a lot of those people, had some great times. Just to have something crazy or tragic like that, it’s not good for the university or the students there. My heart goes out to all of them. That’s a pretty crazy thing to deal with when you’re going to school there."
Ravens rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, a teammate of Brooks' last year on the national champion Seminoles, heard the news much later and immediately thought of all the time he had spent in the library.
“It definitely opens your eyes to realize that anything could happen to you at any moment,” Jernigan said. “You really have to cherish every day. I spent a lot of hours in that same exact...Read more
Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk was added to the injury report Friday due to a foot injury sustained during practice.
Juszczyk was limited in practice. The injury isn't expected to affect his status for Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. Juszczyk has caught 13 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown this season.
Rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro (pulled hamstring suffered Oct. 26) didn't practice and is slated to miss his third consecutive game.
"There was no setback," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Campanaro's condition. "It's just not ready yet. When it's ready, he'll be out there. We were hoping for this week. That was the original time frame, but he wasn't cleared to go this week."
Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda was upgraded to full participation after being limited Thursday.
Offensive guard Jah Reid, who had surgery on his broken hand, remains sidelined indefinitely.
Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata were given the day...Read more