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Baltimore Ravens move DB Matt Elam from IR to 53 man roster

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens have removed safety Matt Elam from the injured reserve/designated to return list to the 53 man roster today which was announced by general manager Ozzie Newsome. To make room for Elam, the Ravens waived cornerback Roberston Daniel.

Elam, selected by the Ravens in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, will get his chance to play for the first time since the 2014 NFL postseason when the Ravens battled the New England Patriots. Elam has missed a lot of time over the last two seasons as he missed the entire 2015 regular season due to a torn bicep injury and this year he missed the start of the regular season as he had a chip in his knee that required arthroscopic surgery.

Over the last two seasons, many on the Ravens defensive coaching staff have raved about Elam’s study habits compared to his first two seasons in the league but the only problem is that he hasn’t been on the field to show it. Now Elam has a chance to prove that he can turn around his career in Baltimore and prove the team that he is worthy of the first round selection the Ravens made for him over three years ago.

Elam has played in 32 games four seasons with a total of 123 tackles, one interception, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.