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Ravens safety Matt Elam expected to challenge for starting position
Ravens safety Matt Elam expected to challenge for starting position

The Ravens' immediate plan for rookie safety Matt Elam is to make the former University of Florida star knowledgeable about their defensive playbook by teaching him both free safety and strong safety. Ideally, the consensus All-America would be interchangeable with free safety Michael Huff. The Ravens have replaced Ed Reed, who's now with the Houston Texans, and strong safety Bernard Pollard, who was cut and signed with the Tennessee Titans. The most likely alignment is Huff playing free safety and Elam competing with veteran James Ihedigbo at strong safety, but the Ravens want to create positional flexibility. "We've...

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