One of Cincinnati's intra-divisional rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, announced a six-year deal with cornerback Lardarius Webb on Thursday. According to Jason La Canfora with the NFL Network, the deal is worth $50 million with over $20 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus.
Webb, quickly becoming one of the league's better cornerbacks, didn't allow a touchdown in 2011, picking off eight passes while quarterbacks sported a passer rating of 42.0 against him. This comes after the 2010 season in which Webb generated only two interceptions but allowed three touchdowns -- one to former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer.
Current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton didn't do very well against Webb last year, completing seven of 12 passes for 78 yards and an opposing quarterback rating of 43.1. However there's a little asterisk here, considering that wide receiver A.J. Green missed Cincinnati's first game against the Ravens with a knee injury suffered the prior week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.