Ravens encouraged by Lardarius Webb's performance

The Ravens were pleased with how cornerback Lardarius Webb moved around during his first regular-season game since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last October against the Dallas Cowboys.

“His knee looked good, I didn't see any issues with it,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “I really feel like physically he's only going to get better as he goes forward.”

The $50 million cornerback finished the game with one tackle and one pass deflection. He didn't display any hesitation with his surgically-repaired knee and closed quickly on pass patterns.

Webb's coverage was much sounder than most of the secondary as the Ravens allowed seven touchdown passes to Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who was predictably named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.

“I know how hard I worked,” Webb said. “I went over those things before I hit the field, knowing I worked hard for this moment to get back on the field, and now I'm back. It felt wonderful.

“Even though we were losing, I still just felt happy running around. I worked my butt off, so I was just ready for that moment. I'm back, but I'm not all the way back yet. I have to keep on going uphill.”



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