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In August, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team would be cautious with cornerback Lardarius Webb, who was recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

In fact, Harbaugh indicated that Webb would probably not return kicks or play on special teams so that he and his knee would not be put at risk.

But in the first quarter of the Ravens' 37-34 overtime win against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, there was Webb returning a punt.

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Although he settled for a fair catch and did not get another shot at punt returns, Webb said he had no objection to playing special teams.

"They just know what I do," he said of the coaches. "I do a lot of things. You just don't know."

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Webb's insertion might have been necessitated by the bruised heel that sidelined Tom Zbikowski on Sunday and need to preserve Chris Carr for his tasks as a starting cornerback.

Asked if he would lobby the coaches to return punts, Webb said, "I'll play anything. I just want to win and get better."

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