Elam's drug charges stemming from a February arrest were dropped Monday, ESPN 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 dropped last week. With no pending legal situations any more, Elam seemingly now has a better chance of signing with a team, but the free agent's mere four tackles in nine games last season remains a concern.
Elam was arrested on charges of larceny and battery outside of Miami on Monday, Jorge Milian of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Elam was involved in a dispute with a woman over the possession of a cell phone and both fell to the ground, with the woman suffering minor cuts to her finger and ankle. This marks his second instance of legal trouble this offseason and likely serves as yet another ding to his prospects of landing another NFL contract.
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, 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.
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 remain 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.
|P4||8/31/17||@ NO||8:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|5||10/8/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|