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Matt Elam's season has been a mixed bag
Matt Elam's season has been a mixed bag

The up-and-down, mostly down, nature of Matt Elam's second NFL season was on full display at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. In the fourth quarter, the Ravens' strong safety delivered a huge play when he ripped the ball out of wide receiver Mohamed Sanu's hands to force an interception by rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley. However, Elam missed a season-high five tackles during the Ravens' 27-24 defeat. That included Elam whiffing in the open field on a diving tackle attempt on Sanu during his 48-yard reception in the first quarter. That kind of inconsistency has defined Elam's season, which began with raised...

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