As expected, Webb and the Ravens worked out an agreement for him to return to the team after being released in March to free up cap room, which the Ravens used to help sign safety Tony Jefferson and cornerback Brandon Carr. While the specifics of the deal haven't been announced yet, it's assumed that Webb will be signing at a discount considering his market value was seemingly lower than he had anticipated. Though he has 82 career starts under his belt, Webb will likely have to play a depth role for the team or accept a job as the nickelback considering that the Ravens improved their secondary this offseason.
Webb is working on a deal to stay with the Ravens, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Webb was released in March to free up cap room that was largely used on safety Tony Jefferson and cornerback Brandon Carr. With the market for his services apparently less than what he expected, Webb likely will re-sign at a discount with the only team he's ever played for. The 2009 third-round selection started all 16 games at safety last season, but he's primarily played cornerback throughout his career. Given that Baltimore improved its secondary this offseason, Webb likely will have to settle for a depth role or a job as the nickelback, despite having 82 career starts to his name.
Webb was released Friday by the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
The releasing of one of Baltimore's longest tenured players likely comes as a result of the team's singing of safety Tony Jefferson, and Webb's absence will give the Ravens some cap relief. While the veteran cornerback-turned-safety hasn't been heavily involved in run-stopping up front, he does possess some solid coverage skills and should have no problem finding a new home on the open market this offseason.
Webb picked up three tackles and snared his first interception of the season in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.
The cornerback-turned-safety made an excellent play on a Ryan Tannehill pass intended for DeVante Parker in the end zone to keep the Dolphins off the scoreboard in the second quarter of Sunday's tilt. His tackling production took a dip, however, as he recorded three tackles after racking up 16 total tackles in his previous two games. In any case, Webb generally doesn't have the type of run-stopping role from his spot to make him a must-start in most IDP leagues.
|P4||8/31/17||@ NO||8:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|5||10/8/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|