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Matt Elam | Defensive Back | #33

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 209
College: Florida
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (32) / BAL
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Free agent S Matt Elam is trying out for the Saints during their rookie minicamp.
A first-round pick by the Ravens in 2013, Elam sat out all of last season in part because he was arrested twice in a four-month span last offseason. All charges were dropped in both cases, however, and he has served the six-game suspension which was handed down last October. Elam has never played up to his draft stock, but he is still just 26. He could be a solid reclamation project. May 10 - 9:09 AM

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NFL suspended free agent DB Matt Elam six games for violating league policy.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport did not say which policy he violated, though a personal conduct violation seems likely. Elam has been arrested twice this year but charges were dropped both times. A first-round pick who never panned out, Elam's NFL career is all but over.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Drug charges stemming from a February arrest in Miami have been dropped against free agent DB Matt Elam.

Elam has been arrested twice since February, but charges have already been dropped in both cases. Although he's now in the clear from a legal perspective, the 2013 first-round bust isn't about to generate any interest on the open market. Elam turns 26 in September.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jun 26, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Grand theft and domestic battery charges against free agent DB Matt Elam were dropped on Wednesday.

There was insufficient evidence and the victim failed to cooperate, according to court records. Elam was arrested last month in Delray Beach, Fla. which marked his second arrest since February. The former first-rounder of the Ravens wasn't re-signed by Baltimore and was one of GM Ozzie Newsome's biggest draft whiffs.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Former Ravens draft bust Matt Elam was arrested for grand theft and battery in Delray Beach, Florida on Monday morning.

It's his second arrest since February, when Elam was popped for allegedly possessing 126 grams of marijuana and three grams of oxycodone. Elam is being held on $4,500 bond. Elam, 25, has played his final NFL snap. The worst pick of Ozzie Newsome's tenure, Elam was drafted 32nd overall in 2013.
Source: TMZ.com
Mon, May 22, 2017 05:06:00 PM

In a statement released Sunday morning, the Ravens announced that impending free agent S Matt Elam is "not in our plans for the 2017 Ravens."

The Ravens were unlikely to bring back Elam anyway after declining his fifth-year option for 2017. Now the 25-year-old is facing three felony drug charges and is being held on $15,000 bond. It's fair to wonder if the former first-round pick has played his last down in the NFL.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Impending free agent S Matt Elam was arrested on drug charges Sunday in Miami.

Elam was pulled over for driving recklessly. When police searched his vehicle, they discovered 126 grams of marijuana and three grams of oxycodone. He was booked at 3:45 a.m. on charges of possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent to sell or deliver, and possession of a controlled substance. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun believes the charges are serious enough to threaten Elam's career.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 08:41:00 AM

Ravens activated S Matt Elam (knee) from injured reserve.

He will take the roster spot of CB Robertson Daniel. Elam's return means the other Ravens on injured reserve will miss the rest of the season. Elam should serve an important reserve role in a thin safety corps.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 12:38:00 PM

Ravens have chosen S Matt Elam (knee) as their designated player to return from injured reserve.

The Ravens can only designate one player to return, which means other players on injured reserve including Maurice Canady, Carl Davis and Sheldon Price will now miss the rest of 2016. Elam returned to practice on Tuesday and is eligible to return against the Browns in Week 10. The Ravens could use some safety help after losing Kendrick Lewis to a thigh injury.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 11:19:00 AM

Ravens S Matt Elam will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

He has a chip in his knee. No timetable was announced, but coach John Harbaugh said Elam will not open the season on the active roster, meaning he will begin the year on injured reserve. Elam has struggled since being taken in the first round in 2013, but he was earning some praise for his training camp performance this year. Elam is scheduled to be a free agent next spring.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 11:31:00 AM

Ravens walk-year S Matt Elam has earned some praise for his work early in camp.

Elam earned some kind words from new teammate Eric Weddle, but the praise of DC Dean Pees means a lot more for his future. "He is quick, tough and has been working hard," Pees said. "He has really improved and hopefully he can stay healthy this time." Elam is not going to beat out Weddle or Lardarius Webb, but has seen work as the "box" guy in the Ravens' three-safety package. If Elam can lock down that role, he should earn a spot on the final roster.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 08:02:00 AM

Ravens contract-year S Matt Elam believes 2016 might be his last chance to prove he belongs in the NFL.

Elam has been a bust through three seasons. The Ravens chose not to exercise his fifth-year option, making this a contract year for the 25-year-old. "I didn't live up to what I wanted to live up to," said Elam. "This is it, do or die, winner take all. Every day is a championship game for me." With Eric Weddle and Lardarius Webb ahead of him on the depth chart at safety, Elam may not have many chances to prove himself in 2016.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 08:34:00 AM

The Ravens will not exercise S Matt Elam's fifth-year team option for 2017.

Benched players don't get their option years exercised. Elam was sent to the pine in 2014 before missing all of 2015 with a torn biceps. It's not outside the realm of possibility that Elam is left off the 53-man roster, but his draft pedigree and age (25 in September) give him the inside track.
Mon, May 2, 2016 02:42:00 PM

The Ravens aren't expected to exercise S Matt Elam's fifth-year team option for 2017.

Not only would it be a "surprise" if they did, ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley calls Elam the "biggest first-round bust" in team history. Elam missed a boatload of tackles in 2014 and a couple in a key Divisional Round loss to the Patriots while grading out as one of the worst safeties at PFF. Elam hasn't shown an ability to cover or tackle and missed all of 2015 with a torn biceps.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 09:29:00 AM

NFL suspended S Matt Elam one game for violating the substance abuse policy.

Elam will serve the game on I.R. He's expected to be fully healthy for Baltimore's offseason program. A disappointment his first three seasons, Elam is entering a make-or-break 2016.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 04:52:00 PM

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