Matt Elam working sales at mall

Updated: February 27, 2014, 1:13 PM ET
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

Many NFL players will go to malls this offseason. Matt Elam is working in one.

Elam, a first-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2013 draft, is spending his offseason as a part-time sales associate at a Finish Line store in Gainesville, Fla., before he returns to the team in April. He says he works about 20 hours per week, helping customers with shoes and occasionally stocking shelves.

His goal is to open his own sports merchandise store.

"I just need to get ...

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