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Fabian Washington has been itching to get back on the football field, and he finally got his wish when he joined his teammates in the second of two practices on Friday.
Washington sat out the morning session even though he was taken off the physically unable to perform list Thursday.
The sixth-year veteran took a spot with the first team with a red mesh pinnie over his white practice jersey signaling his status as a non-contact player.
Washington was able to cut and backpedal with no visible effects from the knee injury that ended his 2009 campaign after 12 starts.
The Ravens learned that Domonique Foxworth, another starter, was lost for the season when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a non-contact practice on Thursday evening.
With Washington back in the fold and the favorable outlook Head Coach John Harbaugh has for Lardarius Webb, another injured corner that has started for the Ravens, Foxworth believes the secondary will still be a thriving unit.
“The talent that we have here, it may not be touted around the league, but if you ask the receivers and you ask the people around here, it’s guys we have faith in, and we’re going to prepare better than any other team in the league,” said Foxworth. “I’m going to do what I can to help them, Chuck [Pagano, Secondary Coach] is going to do an incredible job, and I promise you that if there are any shortcomings on this team, it won’t be in the secondary. You can guarantee that.”