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Ravens safety Matt Elam displaying signs of growth heading into second season
Ravens safety Matt Elam displaying signs of growth heading into second season

Ravens safety Matt Elam often used a cautious approach during his rookie season to avoid making mistakes. That led to Elam thinking more than playing instinctively and he produced few big plays as he started all but one game at free safety after being drafted in the first round. Now that Elam is shifting to his natural strong safety position, he's hoping to play with a lot more authority and aggressiveness. "I wasn't happy about it at all," Elam said of his rookie season. "That's why I approached the offseason the way I did, getting myself in shape, losing weight, getting myself fit and in shape physically and mentally to get myself right to take the...

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