Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed on Monday that LB Ray Lewis and CB Lardarius Webb are out for the rest of the season.
Lewis suffered a complete tear of his triceps in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys. The 37-year-old had 57 tackles and one sack in six games this season. The injury could be the end of Lewis' Hall of Fame career, though Harbaugh would not speculate.
Webb tore the ACL in his right knee on Sunday. The team’s top cover corner had 25 tackles, six passes defensed and one pick this season. He had 20 passes defensed and five interceptions in 2011.
Harbaugh also said that NT Haloti Ngata’s knee sprain is minor.
The way we see it
Webb had been playing at a high level this season, and he was very clearly one of the Ravens’ top defenders. This is no small loss. Jimmy Smith will step in for Webb. Consistency will be key for the Ravens’ 2011 No. 1 pick, who has the tools to be a very good pro.
Dannell Ellerbe could get the call to replace Lewis, who is in the latter stages of a Hall of Fame career. While not the playmaker he was earlier in his career, Lewis was racking up nearly 10 tackles per game this season.