|Week 17 (@CIN) - Average||2.2||0.0||0.0||0.1||0.1||0.0||0||0.0|
|Week 17 (@CIN) - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (@CIN) - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (@CIN) - Nathan Zegura||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Average||21.0||0||0.7||0||1.3||0.7||0||0|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||63||0||2||0||4||2||0||0|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Rank Among Leaders
|Matt Elam expected to move to strong safety |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(2/4/14) The Ravens' Matt Elam is expected to move from free safety to strong safety for his second season, reports the Baltimore Sun. Current strong safety James Ihedigbo is a free agent.
Elam had 77 tackles, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception while playing all 16 games. The paper expects the hard-hitting Elam "to make a much bigger impact" at strong safety, his more natural position.
|Ravens DST feasts on Matthew Stafford's mistakes |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(12/17/13) The Ravens DST intercepted Matthew Stafford three times in the Week 15 win at Detroit, holding the high-octane Lions to 16 points. Defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson, linebacker Daryl Smith and safety Matt Elam picked off Stafford in the second half.
Smith has three interceptions this year, tied for the team lead, after snagging Stafford's ill-advised pass over the middle. Smith added a sack, giving him 4 1/2 this season.
Baltimore got a lift from the return of outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil, who had two quarterback hits and two tackles. The Ravens DST faces another tough matchup Week 16 vs. the Patriots.
|Matt Elam promoted to starting spot over Michael Huff |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/17/13) Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam is now a starter, according to NFL.com. Elam has been elevated ahead of Michael Huff on the depth chart. The handwriting was on the wall after the Week 2 game agaisnt Cleveland in which Elam played 66 snaps to Huff's six.
|Ravens defenders make impact in Week 2 win |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(9/16/13) Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb was a standout performer on defense during a 14-6 win Week 2 vs. Cleveland. He had a team-high eight solo tackles and finished with nine tackles.
Other contributors on defense Week 2 were linebacker Josh Bynes (eight tackles), cornerback Jimmy Smith (three solo tackles, three pass defenses), defensive end Arthur Jones (three tackles, one sack), safety Matt Elam (five tackles) and cornerback Corey Graham (three tackles).
|Matt Elam held to one tackle in pro debut |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/6/13) Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam failed to make much of an impact during his pro debut Thursday night against the Broncos.
Elam was held without a tackle in the three quarters. He made his lone tackle of the night midway through the fourth quarter, taking down Montee Ball on a 7-yard run. He finished with one tackle in a 49-27 defeat.
|The Ravens selected safety Matt Elam with the 32nd overall pick in the NFL draft. A two-year starter with the Gators, Elam fills the hole left by the departure of Bernard Pollard, who was cut after the Ravens won the Super Bowl. While perhaps a bit smaller than scouts would prefer (5-10, 202 pounds), Elam has proven himself to be a playmaker throughout his career, demonstrating not only instincts, athleticism and physicality, but ball-hawking skills (six interceptions) and timing. That's always what the Ravens look for. He should assimilate into the defense rather quickly and have a chance to produce fairly well this year and improve on it as time goes on. He's worth a late pick in seasonal leagues, a mid- to late-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a middle-round choice in rookie-only drafts. (Updated 5/15/13) |