Baltimore Ravens star cornerback Lardarius Webb was limited in practice this week with an abdomen injury, and the Ravens officially listed Webb as questionable on the Friday injury report. There have been no indications that Webb will miss today’s key game against the New York Jets, as the injury doesn’t seem significant enough to cost Webb any games. The NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that Webb is expected to play despite the questionable listing, thus confirming that nothing is amiss with Webb.
It hasn’t been his finest season overall, but Lardarius Webb seems to be back to his elite self after playing a tremendous game in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Webb recorded five tackles and six passes defended, as he absolutely dominated Andy Dalton. Before his season-ending injury last season, Webb was one of the game’s best corners, and he was a lockdown player in the slot. It’s great to hear that Webb’s abdomen injury isn’t serious, because he should shut down whichever underwhelming Jets receiver he lines up against. Today’s game has huge playoff ramifications for both teams, so it’s key to have star players at full strength.
The NFL Network’s Albert Breer also reports that the Ravens haven’t made the “final call” on whether or not star defensive lineman Haloti Ngata plays, but Breer is “told” that Ngata feels “good”. At this point, we should expect Ngata to be out there in such an important game, and he’ll have a good test ahead of him in Jets center Nick Mangold.
So overall, good news on the injury front for two star defensive players on the Baltimore Ravens, which also isn’t good news for Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who needs to bounce back from last week’s debacle in order to give his team a chance.