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Baltimore's Webb gets first career start

BALTIMORE — Ravens rookie cornerback Lardarius Webb played with the first-team defense Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The game marked Webb's first career start, and was a move that was expected all week. Ravens former starting cornerback Fabian Washington recently suffered a knee injury and is out for the season.

Webb, a third-round pick, has gradually earned more playing time during the year as a defensive back and kick returner. Expect Pittsburgh’s veteran receivers Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes to test the rookie tonight.