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Lardarius Webb plans to follow example of ex-teammate Ed Reed as he transitions to safety

Lardarius Webb plans to follow example of ex-teammate Ed Reed as he transitions to safety

As a young cornerback building a career with the Ravens, Lardarius Webb enjoyed the comfort of knowing that whatever happened on the field, free safety Ed Reed was behind him to help the defense make a stop.

With Reed revisiting Baltimore as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's season opener at 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium, Webb will begin his first full NFL season at the position that his former teammate mastered. This time, Webb will be the security blanket for young cornerbacks like Shareece Wright and Will Davis and rookies Tavon Young and Maurice Canady.

"He made me feel a little bit secure because I knew he was on the back end and...

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