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Lardarius Webb passes conditioning test, cleared to go off Ravens non-football injury list, sources say

Baltimore Ravens beat reporter Aaron Wilson on several key players not practicing due to injuries or not passing the conditioning test. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb passed his conditioning test today after failing the timed running test on his initial try Wednesday at the start of training camp and not being allowed to practice, according to sources.

Webb will be activated from the non-football injury list and cleared to practice.

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Webb took the test again this morning. The test consists of six timed 150-yard runs with different times for each position group. A player has to run 25 yards up, 25 yards back, 25 yards up, 25 yards back, 25 yards up, 25 yards back for a total of 150 yards per run. There is timed rest between each run.

The test is part of the Ravens' physical to ensure the players don't have fatigue injuries.

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"The conditioning test measures anaerobic conditioning," coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday. "It measures the ability to recover, to get your heart rate up and recover. Webby is in really good shape in a lot of different ways, I can see it in the way he moves in the weight room, but he's not in the kind of anaerobic shape he needs to be in to come out here and practice.

"The idea [is] that if I go play after play after play and I begin to get fatigued, I can't move the way I need to move. I'm going to have a fatigue type of injury. That's why it's part of the physical, and that's why we don't allow guys to practice until they're anaerobically in condition."

Webb was "disappointed he didn't make it," Harbaugh said.

Webb practiced with the Ravens during their June minicamp, but missed organized team activities while his wife was in the final stages of pregnancy.

Webb is healthy again after dealing with a lingering back injury last year that affected his mobility and limited his activity last year.

Last year, Webb suffered a hematoma on his back that affected his nerves.

Webb restructured his contract in March to lower his salary cap figure from $12 million to $9.25 million.

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