Veteran Safety Ladarius Webb cut by Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have begun their cap cuts and it starts with long time corner/safety Lardarius Webb. Webb spent his entire nine-year career in Baltimore. From 2009-2017, Webb played in 127 out of a possible 144 games. He only had one serious injury during his time with the Ravens, an ACL-tear in 2012 that cost him ten games.

Here is the official release from Baltimoreravens.com

“Webb, 32, is the Ravens’ second-longest tenured defender, only trailing outside linebacker Terrell Suggs. A third-round pick out of Nicholls State in 2009, Webb has been in Baltimore for nine seasons.

The move frees up $1.75 million in salary-cap space, per Spotrac.

Webb was cut last offseason but re-signed with the team about a month later. This time, the Ravens have more youth and depth in the secondary.

Webb spent last year mostly in a backup and mentoring role. He made three starts and notched 39 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions.

Webb was a longtime fixture in Baltimore’s defense. He began as a scrappy 5-foot-10 slot corner growing under the watch of Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. He overcame an ACL tear at the end of his rookie season, then another midway through 2012.

Still, Webb was a reliable starting cornerback for five seasons before making the transition to safety in 2016, where he started all 16 games.

He has 400 career tackles, five sacks, 91 passes defensed and 15 interceptions. Webb was also a great punt returner early in his career and notched two return touchdowns (one kickoff, one punt). He was used as a fair-catch specialist in recent years.”

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