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

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. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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