Elam tore his bicep on the first day the team put on pads in camp, so his designation to the injury list is not a surprise.
In addition to Elam, cornerback
Elam is expected to undergo surgery and will miss four-to-six months. The former first-round pick was fighting for a starting job and apparently suffered the injury while covering a receiver during practice.
"I haven't heard on the MRI yet, but I'm not real optimistic right now," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.
Elam is undergoing an MRI to determine the severity of the issue after suffering the injury during Saturday's practice. He played in 16 games last season and totaled 50 tackles without an interception.
"I think it’s readily known that we have not been satisfied with the way he’s played thus far," GM Ozzie Newsome said, per BaltimoreRavens.com. "And I don’t think Matt has been satisfied with the way he’s played thus far."
Elam has dedicated himself to getting into shape this offseason.
"Matt has lost about eight pounds of fat," coach John Harbaugh said. "He's in tremendous shape, down to six-percent body fat."
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