Lardarius Webb: 'I will be back soon'


OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh recently said there is a chance that cornerback Lardarius Webb will play in the third preseason game after missing most of training camp with a lower back injury.

Does Webb think he'll be able to practice next week?

"I leave everything to Harbs," Webb said after Monday's practice. "We really don't talk injuries. He talks injuries. I just tell you that I will be back soon."

Webb missed his 12th straight practice with what was originally described as a minor back spasms. He hasn't suited up since July 25.

While Webb would prefer to play in the preseason, it wouldn't be the first time he was sidelined for the entire preseason.

"I hate to say many times, but I've been in this position many times," said Webb, who tore anterior cruciate ligaments in 2009 and 2012. "With ACL No. 1 and ACL No. 2, I missed all of the preseason and had to come back Week 1 or Week 2. I've done it before. The other things were knees, so I think that was harder than a back. We'll see."

With Webb sidelined, the Ravens have started Chykie Brown, who drew penalties on the first two passes thrown his way in the preseason opener.

The Ravens are going to need Webb to be ready to start the season, especially for the first two games. Baltimore opens against the Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger, two 4,000-yard passers who both ranked in the top 10 in passing yards last season.

"I just want to make sure I'm right before I hit the field," Webb said. "They know what they're doing. I trust [the trainer]. I trust this organization. I trust Harbs. They'll get me back whenever it's best for me to come back."