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Ravens encouraged by progress of Webb, McClain

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For all the changes they’ve made on defense this offseason, the Ravens are looking forward to getting a pair of their own back on the field as part of the makeover.

Ravaens coach John Harbaugh said that cornerback Lardarius Webb and linebacker Jameel McClain are both on pace to return by training camp.

Webb suffered a torn ACL in October, while McClain suffered a spinal cord contusion in December.

“Lardarius is on schedule, maybe a little ahead of schedule,” Harbaugh said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “He looks really good. He should be ready to roll by training camp it looks like. We’re going to make sure we don’t have a setback, that’s the most important thing. With Jameel, it’s the same way.”

While Webb’s injury is more conventional, the Ravens are being a bit guarded with McClain, since there were concerns if he’d be able to continue playing. He’s going to Los Angeles soon to work with a special trainer.

“That will be important for him,” Harbaugh said. “But it’s just the healing process There’s a certain type of a bruise that happens that caused his issue, but it’s going away, on schedule. We don’t know for sure, but I’m approaching it as if Jameel is going to be out there.”

Adding those two back to a revamped core will be crucial, as someone has to carry the message of the Ravens organization to all the new parts.

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12 Responses to “Ravens encouraged by progress of Webb, McClain”
  1. ravenator says: Apr 17, 2013 9:10 AM

    Of course they’re encouraged. They’re Raven players. We heal faster than the rest of the league because we are superior in every way.

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 17, 2013 9:23 AM

    Any spinal cord injury is scary – good luck on a full recovery McClain.

    And getting Webb back might make this D 30th in the NFL instead of 32nd. And with an average offense, that smells trouble.

  3. steelerdynasty2010 says: Apr 17, 2013 9:39 AM

    i love how everyone who suffers an ACL injury is always “ahead of schedule”

  4. darthraven887 says: Apr 17, 2013 9:55 AM

    Hope Jameel will be able to play again. Always hate to see someone’s career go down.

  5. rockthered1286 says: Apr 17, 2013 9:58 AM

    Everybody forgets that Webb was considered the biggest probowl snub of 2011. If all heals well I expect to see a top 5 CB out there for the Ravens which is a massive improvement from last year.

  6. hlna55 says: Apr 17, 2013 10:01 AM

    Any chance Revis can play MLB, Safety, QB and Corner? Go get him Ozzie, no matter what, your fans will love you.

  7. cfeeley52 says: Apr 17, 2013 10:13 AM

    Keep gettin healthy boys, I’m looking forward to the beat down of Pittsburgh or Denver on opening day. Those sad teams don’t even know whats coming!!!

  8. ravenator says: Apr 17, 2013 10:13 AM

    It’s obvious that the Raven medical staff is simply better than your team’s medical staff. When you’re superbowl champions, you just heal faster. It’s a fact.

  9. hlna55 says: Apr 17, 2013 10:34 AM

    I hear deer antler extract and prison food helps out with recovery. Another Ozzie miracle!

  10. Stiller43 says: Apr 17, 2013 12:17 PM

    Isnt everyone always “ahead of schedule?” Maybe they should change the schedule..,

  11. morganstan100 says: Apr 17, 2013 12:51 PM

    Nothing facilitates healing like a positive outlook. Being the Superbowl Champs certainly speeds up the process. When you’re 8-8, who even wants to get out of bed? Yikes!

  12. rg3skinsgetsome says: Apr 22, 2013 4:59 PM

    I would be a little concern that webb is coming off he’s second acl just like rg3… hopefully both of them won’t lose any speed and for a corner I would imagine it would be tuffer for webb to return then rg3.. any spinal cord injury is another concern and I would expect ravens to draft a mlb.r McClain is trouble and should be cut..

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