AFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-3-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

2022 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 39 2 0 0 0.0
Post Season 6 1 0 0 0.0

Top Kaiir Elam News

  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Will start divisional round

    Elam will start at cornerback opposite of Tre'Davious White during Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the Bengals, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

    Elam and Dane Jackson both left the Bills' wild-card win over Miami with injuries, but Elam was omitted from Buffalo's initial injury report Wednesday, while Jackson was cleared Thursday. However, despite being healthy, Jackson will give way to Elam to start the game, though both players will likely see action during the playoff matchup.

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  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Not listed on injury report

    Elam (leg) isn't listed on the injury report Wednesday.

    Elam left Buffalo's wild-card win over Miami early due to leg cramps, but he should be good to go for Sunday's divisional-round matchup against Cincinnati. The rookie first-round pick has played a significant rotational role for the Bills' defense this year, so his availability should be a solid boost against Joe Burrow and the Bengals' balanced passing attack. He also might be pushed into a starter's role this weekend if Dane Jackson (knee) is unable to suit up.

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  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Leaves with injury

    Elam exited Sunday's 34-31 win over the Dolphins with leg cramps.

    Elam was unable to finish the game. However, if it was just leg cramps it's unlikely to impact the rookie corner's availability next weekend. His practice status in the days ahead will likely shed more light on his potential to play in the AFC divisional round.

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  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Takes back seat on defense

    While Elam suited up for Sunday's win against the Jets, he played just one special-teams snap and did not play on defense.

    The first-rounder was a key piece earlier in the season, but with stud corner Tre'Davious White (knee) back in action and now shadowing the opponent's best receiver, Elam is left competing for time with other players for essentially one spot. Dane Jackson and veteran Xavier Rhodes have been used in that role over Elam, who has sat out three of the past five games due to either injury or coach's decision. He hasn't recorded so much as a tackle since Week 9.

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  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Will play Sunday

    Elam is active Sunday against the Jets.

    Elam sat out Week 13 against the Patriots as a coach's decision. He'll now return to the field in Week 14, as Xavier Rhodes sits as a healthy scratch Sunday.

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  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Won't play Thursday

    Elam (coach's decision) will not play in Thursday Night Football against the Patriots, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.

    Elam missed back-to-back games with an ankle injury before returning against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. However, Bills coach Sean McDermott said the rookie first-round pick still dealt with pain from this issue while playing against Detroit, causing him to slot into a backup role behind Christian Benford, per Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com. While Benford (oblique) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Elam will sit once again despite being considered a full participant in each practice Week 13. As a result, expect Dane Jackson, Xavier Rhodes and Tre'Davious White to serve as the Bills' top cornerbacks against New England.

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  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Full participant in walkthrough

    Elam (ankle) was listed as a full participant on Monday's estimated injury report, according to Chris Brown of the Bills' official site.

    Elam picked up an ankle injury Week 9 versus the Jets and was sidelined for the following game against Minnesota. The rookie first-round pick returned to practice in full last Friday, but he was still ruled inactive for Sunday's win over the Browns. However, Elam appears to be ready to play again given his status in Monday's estimated sessions, so he'll likely slot back into a quasi-starter role against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

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  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Won't play Sunday

    Elam (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Browns.

    Elam was able to log a full practice Thursday, but he apparently is still not fully recovered from the injury, which also forced him out against the Vikings last Sunday. The rookie corner will try to be ready for Thanksgiving against the Lions, while Christian Benford will likely get increased opportunity Sunday against Cleveland.

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  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Full go Thursday

    Elam (ankle) was listed as a full participant on the Bills' practice report Thursday.

    Elam picked up an ankle injury during the Bills' Week 9 loss to the Jets and was sidelined for the following game versus Minnesota. The rookie cornerback then returned to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday, and he appears set to play Week 11 after logging a full session Friday. Elam primarily played a quasi-starting role over his first eight games, recording 34 tackles, three passes defended and two interceptions, and he should reprise this role against the run-first Browns offense Sunday.

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  • Bills' Kaiir Elam: Returns to limited work

    Elam (ankle) was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday.

    While Elam is still a rookie, his presence was missed in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, as the Bills couldn't do anything to stop Justin Jefferson. Buffalo's secondary is quite banged up even outside of Elam's injury, so if he can rally and return Sunday against the Browns, it'd be a nice boost toward the team's quest to halt a two-game losing streak.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 191 lbs
Birthplace: Riviera Beach, FL
Age: 21
School: Florida
Experience: R