Rosburg won't rule out Webb on punt returns just yet

Despite cornerback Lardarius Webb's appearing to miss his second straight day of practice because of a toe injury on his left foot, Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg isn't ruling Webb out on punt returns.

Webb is tied for 10th in the NFL with a 10.7-yard average on punt returns, but his absence in practice would seem to throw some doubt on his availability for Sunday night’s clash with the San Diego Chargers.

Still, Rosburg clung to the possibility that Webb could contribute in some manner despite the toe injury.

“Well, we really don’t know yet,” he said during his weekly media briefing Thursday. “Honestly, we have to wait and see how he’s going to be on Sunday, and we’ll make a decision on Sunday.”

Cornerback Chris Carr and strong safety Tom Zbikowski are listed as the No. 2 and No. 3 backups on punt returns. But Carr has missed the past three games because of a back ailment, and Zbikowski is already the team’s primary kick returner.

Without saying who was getting the punt return reps at practice, Rosburg said other players were taking turns at the job.

“The same guys that have been all year long are taking the practice reps,” he said.

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