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Drug Charges Against Former Ravens S Matt Elam Also Dropped

On Monday, drug charges stemming from his February arrest were dropped against former Ravens S Matt Elam, via ESPN.com.

Elam was charged with one count of cannabis possession, one count of possession of cannabis with intent to sell or deliver, and one count of possession of a controlled substance after he was arrested back in February following a traffic stop.

This is more good news for Elam, as he had grand theft and domestic battery charges from his May arrest dropped last week.

Elam is currently an unrestricted free agent but hasn’t found any reported interest since the market officially opened several months ago. While this is obviously great news for Elam, it’s hard to say it will lead to him making a 53-man roster in the coming months.

Elam, 25, was taken with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2013 draft. He just finished the final year of his four-year, $6.767 million rookie contract that included $5.439 guaranteed.

The Ravens declined to pick up Elam’s fifth-year option that would have run them over $5.6 million in 2017.

Elam’s 2015 season ended after he suffered a torn biceps. However, Elam wound up being suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

In 2016, Elam appeared in nine games for the Ravens and recorded four total tackles.