Elam is active for Sunday's game against Oakland.|||||||
Elam missed last week's game with a quadriceps injury, which he suffered on Dec. 2 against Carolina.
Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers and safety Abe Elam left Sunday's game with injuries, leaving Kansas City short in the defensive backfield against the Panthers' Cam Newton.|||||||
Elam left with what the team characterized as a left leg injury.
The Chiefs have signed Elam to provide depth behind Eric Berry.|||||||
Elam will be entering his seventh season in the league after spending last year with the Cowboys. He's also played for the Jets and the Browns, starting 64 of the 92 games he's appeared in with 365 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions. Berry has been held out while recovering from a torn left ACL early last season, and fellow starter Kendrick Lewis has been out after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.
Free agent Abram Elam agreed to a one-year deal Thursday with the Cowboys, giving new Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan a safety that played for him the past two seasons. The deal for Elam came a day after unrestricted free agent safety Gerald Sensabaugh got a similar contract to remain with the Cowboys.|||||||
Elam will get $2.5 million for one season, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not officially announced the deal with the unrestricted free agent before its scheduled practice Thursday night. While playing the past two seasons in Cleveland for Ryan, Elam started 31 of 32 games. He had 135 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions with the Browns. He began his career in Dallas in 2006.
Elam is one of five restricted free agents to sign one-year tenders with the Cleveland Browns.|||||||
Elam has a $1.759 million base salary. Elam has three sacks and one interception in his career.