Elam's drug charges stemming from a February arrest were dropped Monday, ESPN.com reports. Elam was pulled over for reckless driving before police booked him on charges of marijuana possession, possession with intent to sell or deliver and possession of a controlled substance. However, all those charges were dropped Monday, clearing Elam of any wrongdoing. While that obviously comes as good news for the 25-year-old, it also follows Elam having charges of grand theft and battery stemming from a May incident that was dropped last week. With no pending legal situations any longer, Elam seemingly now has a better chance of signing with a team, but the free agent's lack of on-field production may not even make him worth the risk.
Elam was arrested on three drug-related charges in Miami on Sunday, NFL.com's Jeremy Bergman reports. Elam was initially pulled over for reckless driving early Sunday morning, but police booked him on charges of marijuana possession, possession with intent to sell or deliver and possession of a controlled substance. The former first-round pick appeared in nine games as a backup for the Ravens last season, collecting four tackles. He's set to become a free agent in March after the Ravens declined his fifth-year option, but the arrest could hurt his chances of landing with a team.
Elam (knee) was elevated back to the Ravens' active roster on Saturday having been taken off the IR-R list, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports. Elam, who injured his knee during the preseason and underwent minor surgery to correct the issue, figures to once again serve as a backup safety upon his return to the lineup. The team was forced to release reserve cornerback Robertson Daniel in order to fit Elam on the active roster.
Elam (knee) was brought back from the injured reserve list Tuesday. Each team is allowed to take one player off of the IR each season, giving Elam the opportunity to begin practicing again on Tuesday. The safety now has 21 days to be activated to the 53-man roster or placed back on injured reserve, should he not be ready to play yet. He will be eligible to return for Thursday night's tilt with the Browns on Nov. 10, as he has to wait two weeks before he can participate in a game. In the meantime, Anthony Levine and Marqueston Huff will continue to serve as the only backup safeties on the depth chart.
Elam (knee) was placed on injured reserve on Monday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports. Elam injured his knee in the second week of the preseason, requiring a clean-up surgery that wasn't expected to end his season. Although he should be healthy before the end of the year, Elam may stay on IR through the end of the season, as he was merely competing for backup role prior to getting injured. The 32nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has been either ineffective, injured or benched throughout his rookie contract.
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