Matt Elam’s football career isn’t over just yet.
The former UK defensive tackle, one of the most-prized signees of the Mark Stoops’ era, has accepted an invite to participate in the Baltimore Ravens’ rookie mini-camp.
Elam and all the other NFL hopefuls will report to their respective mini-camps either this coming weekend or the next, depending how each individual team decides to do it.
Rookie mini-camps are a three-day event featuring somewhere in the neighborhood of 50-60 players, drawn from draft picks, undrafted free agents, mini-camp invitees and other prospects seeking an opportunity in the league.
In Elam’s case, he’s trying out for a team that already had a Matt Elam on its roster for three seasons, so maybe they could stretch the old Elam’s jersey out and go ahead and give it to the Kentucky Elam. Elam will also have a former UK teammate in Za’Darius Smith there to help fight for him.