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Lardarius Webb named Ravens' annual Ed Block Courage Award winner

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb.
Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb. (Karl Merton Ferron / The Baltimore Sun)

Ravens veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb is in the stretch run of a difficult season that began with him sidelined due to a lower-back injury.

Webb's teammates recognized him for his perseverance Saturday when he was voted the Ravens' annual Ed Block Courage Award winner.

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Webb, 29, missed the preseason and three regular season games due to the injury, which was suffered on the second day of training camp. Webb also underwent offseason hernia surgery.

The injury has hampered Webb throughout the season and he hasn't been as effective as past years, when he was fully healthy. He's still started five of seven games for which he's been active and has recorded 29 tackles and six pass deflections.

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Webb previously overcame torn anterior cruciate ligaments in both knees. In his sixth NFL season, the former third-round draft pick from Nicholls State has 284 tackles, 10 interceptions, 69 pass deflections and two forced fumbles in his career.

Before the season, Webb agreed to restructure his five-year, $50 million contract to reduce his hit against the salary cap this year. The Ravens converted $4 million of Webb's $7.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, reducing his salary-cap figure to $7.504 million, a $3 million reduction.

Along with the Ed Block Courage Award winners from the NFL's other 31 teams, Webb will be honored after the season at a banquet.

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