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NFL suspends Ravens S Elam


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The NFL has suspended Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam one game without pay for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The former first-round pick currently is on injured reserve as he recovers from a serious elbow injury. He won’t miss any game action from the suspension, but it will cost him in the pocketbook.

“We have been aware of this situation for a while,” the Ravens said in a statement. “Matt has been in our building rehabbing his injury on a regular basis, and he will continue to do so.”

He suffered a season-ending injury in preseason camp. Elam was a first-round pick in 2013 and immediately stepped into a starter’s role as a rookie.

Although he lost his starting job last year, he played in every game for the Ravens. In two years, he has 127 tackles, seven passes defended and one interception.

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