Ravens safety Matt Elam suspended one game for violating substance-abuse policy

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Already on injured reserve with a torn biceps, Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam has been suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

The suspension will cost Elam a $60,010 game check as part of his guaranteed $1.02 million guaranteed base salary.

“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.”

Elam has been a major disappointment. Drafted in the first round in 2013, Elam has 26 starts, 123 tackles and one interception.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle

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