Damon Webb’s absence is officially over, with the final tally being six games missed for an unspecified violation.
Prior to Ohio State’s game against Northern Illinois, Ohio State released a statement that the sophomore cornerback would be suspended indefinitely. He missed that game against the Huskies in addition to games against Western Michigan, Indiana, Maryland, Penn State and Rutgers.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten teleconference that Webb returned to practice Monday and has been cleared to play.
“Damon is a guy that was playing well for us and that we have a lot of trust in,” Meyer said. “That's a big plus, as well as having him available for special teams as well.”
The Buckeyes are in need of help in the secondary, especially at nickel back now that Cam Burrows and Erick Smith have been lost for the season. True freshmen cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Eric Glover-Williams have both seen the field since Webb last played.