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Ravens elevate Elam to 53-man roster for Sunday’s game

Posted on 05 November 2016 by Luke Jones

After it looked like his career with the Ravens might be over a few months ago, 2013 first-round pick Matt Elam will get a final chance beginning with Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh.

The fourth-year safety was elevated to the 53-man roster on Saturday after being designated to return from injured reserve during the bye week. Elam has practiced for the last two weeks after missing the final two preseason games and the first seven games of the regular season while recovering from knee surgery.

“He’s healthy. He could do it,” said head coach John Harbaugh on Friday about the possibility of Elam being activated. “It’s just a matter of whether we decide to do it this week or not in terms of is he ‘football ready’ to play in a game [and is] physically and mentally ready to play well in a game.”

The Ravens waived cornerback Robertson Daniel to make room for Elam on the active roster. The moves came a day after Baltimore cut cornerback Will Davis and claimed cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris off waivers from Cincinnati.

Regarded as one of the most disappointing draft picks in franchise history, Elam hasn’t played in a real game since the end of the 2014 postseason. The University of Florida product missed the entire 2015 season with a torn biceps suffered early in training camp.

In 32 career games (26 starts), Elam has collected 127 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, seven pass breakups, and one-half of a sack. The 5-foot-10, 208-pound safety lost his starting role during the 2014 season as he continued to struggle in pass coverage and missed too many tackles.

Elam is in the final year of his rookie contract after the Ravens declined to pick up his fifth-year option last offseason.

The Ravens also announced that they waived tight end Nic Jacobs from their practice squad, which means they will have just two tight ends active for Sunday’s game — Dennis Pitta and Darren Waller. Crockett Gillmore was ruled out with a thigh injury on Friday after missing the entire week of practice.

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Ravens swap pair of cornerbacks on waiver wire

Posted on 04 November 2016 by Luke Jones

The Ravens shuffled their secondary depth Friday by claiming cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris off waivers from Cincinnati and cutting cornerback Will Davis.

The 27-year-old Lewis-Harris was an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2012 and appeared in 26 games over five seasons with the Bengals. He’s collected 13 tackles and earned the first interception of his career earlier this season.

Acquired in exchange for a 2016 seventh-round pick from Miami last year, Davis showed promise in his first two games with the Ravens before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament for the second straight year. The 5-foot-11 defensive back struggled to earn playing time in his return this season, appearing in just three games and playing 54 defensive snaps.

His most extensive action came against the New York Giants on Oct. 16 when Davis was burned for a 75-yard touchdown by Odell Beckham Jr. in the 27-23 defeat. In five total games with the Ravens, Davis collected five tackles, an interception, and two pass breakups.

The Utah State product was a third-round pick of the Dolphins in the 2013 draft and has appeared in 20 games in four NFL seasons.

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