Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Lardarius Webb won't be going on PUP list
By Jamison Hensley
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb won't be sitting out any practices for the defending Super Bowl champions' training camp. Nine months removed from ACL surgery, Webb will not go on the team's Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, according to coach John Harbaugh.
Webb was limited in Tuesday's practice, which included quarterbacks, rookies and players coming off injuries. He did some backpedaling off on the side, participated in some individual drills and even ran in a handful of team drills.
"We will bring him along as we see fit," Harbaugh said. "But you saw him out there today, so he's doing well."
The two players who are on the Ravens' PUP list are guard Marshal Yanda and inside linebacker Jameel McClain. Yanda, who had offseason shoulder surgery, should come off PUP sometime during camp and will participate in walkthroughs with the team.
"He's doing great," Harbaugh said of Yanda.
The timetable for McClain's return is more uncertain. He missed the final three games of the regular season and the entire postseason with a spinal cord contusion. McClain has yet to be cleared for football activities.
If a player remains on PUP at the start of the regular season, he will miss at least the first six games of the regular season.
"Jameel is a tougher one to predict because it's a spinal cord issue," Harbaugh said. "It just has to heal. Until that heals and we have proof that it's healed, he's not going to be out there. Doctors had anticipated that he would be out here at this time. It's a little slower maybe than we had hoped. But when he's ready, he'll be out there. He'll take more tests tomorrow."
Wide receiver Jacoby Jones wasn't participating because he failed the team's conditioning test Monday. Harbaugh said he'd be "very surprised" if Jones didn't pass the running drill before the team's first full-team practice Thursday.
"He's very close," Harbaugh said. "I'd never make any excuses for him. I'd wish he passed it. But he was traveling and things like that. We'll see. It's up to him. It's his job to do. That's the facts and facts are stubborn things."