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Webb doesn't get bogged down with who starts

Injuries to Domonique Foxworth (right knee) and Jimmy Smith (groin) paved the way for Lardarius Webb to start at cornerback with Chris Carr in the Ravens' 13-6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason opener for both teams on Thursday night.

All four players have spent time running with the first defense, but Webb said he's not putting too much weight in his start against the Eagles.

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"I don't even look at it that way," he said in the locker room beneath Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. "I just look at it like, if I start or don't start, I'm going to be there for them when they need me. I just want to be on the field. I just want to help this team win a championship. So I've come to realize that I'm here to help the Baltimore Ravens as a team. I'm not here as an individual. So wherever they want me, I'll play. I was out there today, and it felt good. … So I'm just going to go out to work next week and hope that I can start the next game [against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday]."Webb tied free safety Haruki Nakamura for second among the Ravens players with four tackles each. But his most notable play occurred in the third quarter when his 93-yard fumble return for a touchdown was overturned after officials ruled that rookie defensive end Pernell McPhee hit Eagles rookie quarterback Mike Kafka's arm as it was moving forward.

"I thought it kind of slipped out of his hand," Webb said with a smile. "They called one of my touchdowns back. They called one back in the last game we played [when a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown was negated by a holding call on wide receiver Marcus Smith in a 31-24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional playoff game]. But I'm just going to keep going 100 [percent] and hope that one day, I can get one of them."

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That the close call occurred in a preseason game and not a regular-season contest was of little solace to Webb.

"Either way, it's hard," he said. "I want to show the team that I'm capable of ballin', too. I'm just going to keep going 100 [percent] and keep getting better. There's a lot of things that we put on film today that we can look at and learn from. We're ready to go back to practice and get better."

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