Here's a nice Monday morning boost for the Ravens fans out there: Nearly eight months to the day after tearing his ACL, Lardarius Webb has been activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list and is cleared to practice.
The second-year cornerback passed his physical and his conditioning test, and he was taking part in individual drills with the rest of the defensive backs during today's practice in Owings Mills.
While this represents a major step in the right direction for Webb, the Ravens will continue to take it slow with him.
Webb likely won't participate in full team drills for a little while, as the team will slowly ease him back in and allow him to get the mobility and strength back in his surgically-repaired right knee.
The Nichols State product will play a crucial role in how the Ravens fare this season. With Domonique Foxworth out for the year with a torn ACL of his own, Webb is expected to rejoin the starting lineup as soon as he's fully healthy, and might eclipse Fabian Washington as the Ravens' top cornerback this season.