Head coach John Harbaugh said last night on the aptly named "The John Harbaugh Show" that he "wasn't anticipating" cornerback Lardarius Webb being able to play in Monday's season opener against the Jets.
While Webb has been taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list and has returned to practice within the last couple weeks, he still hasn't fully recovered from ACL surgery, putting his status for the Jets game in doubt.
Asked whether he would be OK with sitting out Monday night and giving his knee more time to heal, Webb was noncommittal.
"It's up to John Harbs and Bill [Tessendorf, head athletic trainer]," Webb said. "Just playing the week like a regular week.
"I'm comfortable with whatever coach has for me. If he wants me to get out and test it out, I will. If he don't, then I won't. So, it all depends on how this week goes."
Webb still hasn't been cleared for contact drills, but said he's easing his way into some hitting. The second-year corner said he's happy with his progress to this point.
"I feel better every day," Webb said. "It gets better every day. My confidence keeps rising and rising, and it gets better."
Despite the fact that he's missed nearly nine months and might have to watch the season opener from the sidelines, Webb is keeping a positive attitude. He says he's not getting frustrated with the whole process, and is having fun being back practicing with his teammates.
"I'm just enjoying it, man," he said. "I'm having so much fun out there on scout team, regular defense, just being out there being a part of the team. Running around, having my knee back, it's just great to be out there on the field."