Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 7/29/13
Baltimore Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam had a little pep in his step as he took the field for training camp. The peps that Elam was pepping were not only because of the four-year contract he reportedly agreed to earlier this month, but the extra steps were for the hunger of football and his desire to play for the reigning Super Bowl champions. “That gives me a lot of motivation (to get a ring). It gives me hungers,” said Elam with intensity. “It gives me desire. It makes me want to go out—and I see what they do and see how they work to get the ring—and that makes me want to go out and work the same way, so I can do whatever I can to help the team get another ring.” Photo Credit: BaltimoreRavens.com Elam is expected to be one of the hand-full set of rookies to start for the Ravens this season. Since the start of OTAs (organized team activities), Elam has been a present, both physically and visually, on the field, and head coach John Harbaugh took notice early and was quickly impress...
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