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Kaiir Elam

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22 yrs


6'1'' / 191 lbs




Entering important third season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-15

Elam received extra reps in this spring due to veteran Rasul Douglas missing the voluntary OTA sessions, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Elam hasn't quite panned out yet as a first-round draft choice from 2022, but all the talk around the Bills this offseason seems to indicate the team is going to give him a fair crack at playing time in 2024. He's currently listed as a backup behind Douglas and holdover Christian Benford, but with Tre'Davious White departing to the Rams, there's a real chance for Elam to see meaningful playing time, whether as a key backup or even sneaking his way into a starter's role.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

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Ready for next step?

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-28

Elam, who missed most of the 2023 regular season due to an ankle injury and coaching decisions, finished with 14 total tackles over three regular-season games.

Elam did appear in both of the Bills' playoff games, though he was limited to special teams in the divisional-round loss to the Chiefs. So far in his young career, Elam's output in two NFL seasons hasn't come close to matching his first-round status, but the Bills had to let several secondary members move on this season and will likely spend one of their high picks on receiver, so Elam may be earmarked for a more prominent role in 2024 even if he's not a starter just yet. Some comments from team brass in the offseason have indicated the Bills are hopeful Elam is ready to make that jump in performance.

Back on active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-27

Elam (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday.

Elam was designated to return from IR on Dec. 6, and he's finally rejoining the active roster three weeks later. Buffalo's first-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft will have a chance to slot back in at cornerback Sunday against the Patriots.

Getting close to return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-19

Elam (ankle) was a full participant on Tuesday's practice estimate.

Elam has been practicing with the team since he was designated to return from IR on Dec. 6, which has the second-year pro currently 13 days into his 21-day practice window. With his window getting closer to an end, assuming he's healthy enough to play, Elam has a good chance of returning Saturday against the Chargers.

Won't play Week 14

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-08

Elam (ankle) will not be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Matt Parrino of The Syracuse Post-Standard reports.

Elam resumed practicing Wednesday, but Buffalo isn't yet ready to fully activate him from IR. If Elam isn't activated within his 21-day practice window, he will be forced to remain on IR for for the rest of the season. His next chance to return to the lineup will come Week 15 against the Cowboys.

Designated for return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-06

The Bills announced Wednesday that Elam (ankle) has been designated to return from IR, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Buffalo News reports.

Coach Sean McDermott called Elam day-to-day and said his status isn't yet certain for Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs. The 2022 first-round pick was thrust into a starting role Weeks 5 and 6 before being limited to special teams Week 7 and then landing on IR. Once fully cleared within his 21-day practice window, he could contribute as a rotational cornerback on defense.

Placed on injured reserve

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-02

The Bills placed Elam (ankle) on injured reserve Thursday.

Elam was inactive the first four weeks of the season before stepping in as a starter in Weeks 5 and 6 following injuries in Buffalo's secondary. Elam then played only special teams in Week 7 before missing last week and now going to injured reserve, where he'll be required to miss at least the next four contests.

DNP Wednesday with ankle injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-01

Elam (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Elam has appeared in just three of Buffalo's first eight games, usually serving as a healthy scratch. The 2022 first-round draft pick is now dealing with an ankle injury, but even if Elam recovers by Sunday's game against the Bengals, there's no guarantee that he'll crack Buffalo's game day lineup.

Inactive Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-26

Elam (coach's decision) will be inactive for Thursday's contest with the Buccaneers, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

Elam will once again be a healthy scratch in Week 8, taking a seat for the fifth time in eight games this season. Josh Norman, who joined Buffalo's practice squad last week, will replace Elam on the active roster for Thursday Night Football.

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