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Jimmy Smith could play this week, Lardarius Webb won’t

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The Ravens could get one of their injured cornerbacks back for Saturday’s game against the Redskins, but it won’t be Lardarius Webb.

Coach John Harbaugh said that it isn’t realistic for Webb, who has not practiced since July 25 because of a back injury, to be in the lineup for the team’s third preseason game of the summer. With the fourth preseason game usually reserved for reserves and the soon-to-be unemployed, it seems Week One is the earliest we’ll see Webb on the field.

There’s more hope about Jimmy Smith. Smith left last weekend’s game with a chest injury that left him coughing up blood on the sideline, but Harbaugh said there’s a good chance that Smith is going to play against Washington.

“They said it’s not a serious thing,” Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. “He just needs a couple of days to heal up. We do anticipate him to play against the Redskins unless something changes that I’m not aware of.”

Asa Jackson, another injured cornerback, hasn’t been ruled out of the game. He hasn’t practiced since August 10 because of an ankle injury, though, so he’ll likely need to get back on the field in the next couple of days if he’s going to get a chance to play in the Ravens’ tune-up for the regular season.

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9 Responses to “Jimmy Smith could play this week, Lardarius Webb won’t”
  1. We, the Steelers, support the immediate relocation of the Bills, Raiders, Vikings, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Rams, Ravens, Chargers, Colts, and Cardinals. Their current cities are an embarrassment to the NFL and the game Pittsburgh invented. #6 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:44 AM

    Probably the worse tandem in the league.

  2. Eutaw's Finest says: Aug 19, 2014 8:53 AM

    Yea… that whole Webb thing? The coaching staff said weeks ago that he was likely to sit the whole preseason as a precaution, so that’s old news.

  3. guitarkevin says: Aug 19, 2014 9:19 AM

    After watching the Redskins and Browns last night I don’t think it matters who plays corner, they won’t get tested.

  4. classyjacklambert says: Aug 19, 2014 9:42 AM

    One scrub or the other. Neither could cover a salad bowl

  5. jimmyjames65 says: Aug 19, 2014 9:58 AM

    Probably the worst tandem in the league. What’s that says about the Steelers DB’s? Just a Steelers fan venting about not making the playoffs again.

  6. jimmyjames65 says: Aug 19, 2014 10:00 AM

    Jimmy Smith is turning into a top five corner.

  7. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 19, 2014 10:59 AM

    Ravens corners have always been at a disadvantage. There’s a significant difference in skillset of the QB they face everyday in practice and the ones they face on Sundays. It’s like going to the batting cages and then trying to hit a major league fastball.

  8. stoogy says: Aug 19, 2014 5:34 PM

    Crown,

    Can you honestly say Ike and Cortez is a better tandem? As much as they get smoked, what’s that say about superben?

  9. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 19, 2014 8:49 PM

    “Can you honestly say Ike and Cortez is a better tandem?”

    Yes

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