5 Players Ravens Must Move On From In 2017
The 4th year safety was drafted by the Ravens 32nd overall in 2013, but has had a disappointing start to his career. He is finally back on the roster, after being activated off of the injured reserve list. Elam has not shown the difference maker potential that the Ravens had hoped. He is entering the final year of his contract this season and has a lot to prove. The Ravens will have the ability to exercise a 5th year on his contract if they choose to.
Out of the five players on this list that the Baltimore could move on from, I think that Elam is the likeliest candidate. The Ravens brought in Pro Bowler Eric Weddle on a 3-year deal over the off-season and he has emerged as one of their best defensive players. It is very unlikely Elam will see much time on the field if Weddle continues to play well.
I believe Elam is one of the biggest busts in Ravens history. The team had hoped that Elam could be the replacement to the Ed Reed era, but injuries and poor tackling have been the focus of his young career. He has only intercepted one pass in his time with the Ravens. Elam still has potential if he is able to stay healthy, but I think his tenure with the Ravens is much overdue.