The Baltimore Ravens re-signed DB Lardarius Webb to a three-year deal, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Tuesday.
On March 10, the Ravens terminated Webb’s original contract, however, Newsome noted at that time that the eight-year NFL veteran could return to Baltimore.
Originally selected by Baltimore in the 2009 NFL Draft, Webb has been one of the Ravens’ more versatile players throughout his career, seeing time at cornerback, safety, punt returner and kickoff returner. Appearing in 111 games (83 starts), he has produced 436 tackles (14th in team history), 13 interceptions (sixth in team history) and 89 passes defensed, including a career-high 22 in 2013, tying (Alterraun Verner) for the NFL’s most that season.
Additionally, Webb has compiled a 25.9-yard kickoff return average (38 for 985 yards) and 9.5-yard punt return average (57 for 540 yards). Impressively, he is the only player in Ravens history to return a punt (68 yards), kickoff (95 yards) and interception (73 yards) for a touchdown.
Last season, when he officially made the move from cornerback to safety, Webb started all 16 games, tallying 73 tackles (59 solo), one interception, five pass breakups and one sack. He helped the Ravens’ defense rank No. 1 in the NFL with 18 interceptions (tied, Kansas City and San Diego).
During his eight years in Baltimore, Webb has also played a consistent role in the community. In addition to serving as a spokesman for the United Way, he conducts several annual events, including holiday meal distributions and gift give-aways, plus a celebrity charity softball game. Many of his outreach efforts support the Lardarius Webb Foundation, which focuses on providing aid to underprivileged children and their families in Baltimore and his hometown of Opelika, Ala.