The Ravens plan to alter their return duties for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals with Chris Carr retaining the punt return job and rookie Lardarius Webb handling kick returns.

"If you're a competitor and you've been doing it as long as I have and had success at it, you want to be out there," Carr said of relinquishing kick return duties. "The more things you can do, you want to do that. But at the same time, you've got to know how to be a professional, and if you're not the guy out there, you've got to be like, 'Hey, I've got to focus on what I do have. I can't sit here and pout about this and that. I've got to go out there and play 30 snaps on defense and worry about receivers and worry about this and worry about punt returns.' You've just got to be professional and go out there and play and support your teammates and support your team."

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"I don't know for sure," Webb said of taking kick returns this Sunday. "I've been working at it, but other than that, I don't know yet. So I'm not going to say something and then it doesn't really happen."

Carr ranks seventh in the AFC and 15th in the NFL with a 24.5-yard average on kick returns, but he was stripped of the football on the opening kickoff of Sunday's 27-21 loss to the New England Patriots, which led to a Stephen Gostowski field goal.

Webb returned just one kick against the Patriots, but it was good for 38 yards and set up the Ravens' last-gasp drive.

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