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Lardarius Webb was activated off the physically-unable-to-perform list this morning, just eight months after the Ravens cornerback tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

He passed the Ravens' conditioning test today, which could put him on a timetable to be ready for the Sept. 13 season opener.

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On the practice field, Webb was limited to individual drills but looked sharp making his cuts.

Webb made significant progress the last week of training camp, when the team increased his workouts to twice a day. He has looked strong and fast while cutting, leaping and sprinting.

The hope is Webb will join Fabian Washington and Chris Carr as the team's top three cornerbacks when the Ravens open the regular season at the New York Jets on Sept. 13.

Webb's return could closely mirror Washington's timetable. Washington also returned eight months after tearing his ACL, but the Ravens eased him back. He didn't participate in contact drills for the first few days and wasn't rushed into playing in the preseason.

Webb, a third-round pick in 2009, started four games before sustaining a season-ending knee injury on Dec. 20.

With Webb practicing, the Ravens only have three players on PUP: safety Ed Reed (hip), linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo (quads) and running back Matt Lawrence (knee).

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