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Ravens S Matt Elam Suspended One Game For Substance Abuse Violation

The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that S Matt Elam has been suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

The Ravens wound up placing Elam on season-ending injured coming out of the preseason after he underwent surgery to repair a torn biceps.

Elam, 24, has two years remaining on his four-year, $6.767 million rookie contract that included $5.439 guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $1,020,182 and $1,327,773 over the remainder of the agreement.

In 2014, Elam appeared in all 16 games for the Ravens and recorded 50 tackles, a half sack, a forced fumble and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 78 cornerback out of 87 qualifying players.