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.
Lardarius Webb (thigh) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Cardinals.
Webb's return to action Monday should provide the Baltimore Ravens ' secondary with a boost, but with 19 tackles through five games to date, his IDP utility is restricted to deeper formats.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (thigh) is questionable for Monday's game.
He was limited in Friday's practice as he attempts to return after sitting out last week's contest. If he is unable to go Monday the Baltimore Ravens will be forced to deploy a combination of Shareece Wright , Kyle Arrington , Asa Jackson , and Trey Walker alongside Jimmy Smith .
Lardarius Webb (thigh) was a limited participant at Friday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.
Webb hasn't been particularly good the past two seasons, but the struggling Baltimore pass defense could still badly use his assistance against the high-flying Arizona offense Monday night. If Webb can't go, the Baltimore Ravens will rely on some combination of Shareece Wright, Kyle Arrington, Asa Jackson and Trey Walker alongside Jimmy Smith.
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