Serving as the team's deep safety, Webb has just six tackles (all solo) through three weeks, despite playing every defensive snap. Eric Weddle (14 solo) is clearly the superior fantasy option, though still far from an IDP superstar. The duo has done nice work from a real-life perspective, helping to hide a shaky group of cornerbacks.
Webb (undisclosed) was not listed on the Week 1 injury report Wednesday or Thursday.
Held out of the third preseason game with a minor injury, Webb has apparently made a full recovery. The converted conerback is locked in as a starting safety next to Eric Weddle, who looks like the better bet for IDP production.
Webb, the projected starter at free safety, was held out of Saturday's preseason game against the Lions due to an undisclosed minor injury, The Baltimore Sun reports.
A cornerback for the entirety of his career, the 30-year-old Webb is moving to safety after watching his man-coverage skills erode the past couple seasons. He could become a valuable asset in position-specific IDP leagues that still list him as a cornerback, but Eric Weddle is the better bet to pile up tackles among Baltimore's starting safety duo. If Webb's injury were to threaten his Week 1 availability, Terrence Brooks or Kendrick Lewis (undisclosed) would likely get the start.
Lardarius Webb may be used as a safety in 2016, the Baltimore Sun reports.
With Will Hill (suspension) released earlier in the week, Baltimore has glaring needs at both cornerback and safety. Webb has almost exclusively played the former to this point in his career, but he did take some snaps as a safety late in the 2015 season. A position switch would make some sense, as Webb's man coverage skills seem to have eroded faster than his ball skills and tackling.
Lardarius Webb finished the 2015 season with 54 tackles (48 solo) and one interception in 15 games.
With nagging hip and back injuries in his rear-view mirror, there was some hope that Webb would return to his prime form in 2015. While that didn't ultimately come to fruition, he probably did enough to keep his starting job for at least one more season. The 30-year-old Webb is signed through 2017.
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