Ravens rookie safety Elam making steady progress

12:45 AM, Oct 31, 2013   |    comments
Baltimore Ravens free safety Matt Elam (26) tackles Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam is getting comfortable.

Elam is making fewer mistakes than he was when he first took over as Baltimore's starting free safety in Week 2. But the first-round pick has yet to produce any of the big plays he delivered on such a consistent basis as a Gator.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday, "Every week it looks like he's in better position, seeing more things. He's making better decisions back there every week. But they're going to test him" this week.

The Ravens play at Cleveland on Sunday.

Harbaugh says Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner "is going to come at him with some new under, over, bend-away-type route that's going to challenge him, and he's going to have to do a good job."

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