Ohio State reinstated sophomore cornerback Damon Webb Monday, Urban Meyer said during Tuesday's Big Ten teleconference. Webb is set to return to the lineup for the Buckeyes Saturday night against Minnesota.
"Cam Burrows and Erick Smith are down for the year, and 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."
Ohio State announced Webb was suspended mere hours before a 20-13 home victory against Northern Illinois Sept. 19 for what was then described as a violation of an athletics department policy. The program never supplied a timetable for his suspension, which eventually lasted six games.
Webb earned starting nickel cornerback duties out of fall camp and recorded eight total tackles in Ohio State's victories against Virginia Tech and Hawai'i prior to his suspension.
Junior Cam Burrows played nickel for Ohio State's defense in Webb's absence prior. Marshon Lattimore replaced Cam Burrows after he suffered a season-ending foot injury that required surgery Oct. 6.