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Alabama Standout Slade Bolden Announces He Signed UDFA Deal

Alabama football WR Slade Bolden celebrates at national championship.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: Slade Bolden #18 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to the fans after the College Football Playoff National Championship football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 52-24. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

Alabama standout slot receiver Slade Bolden is heading to the league.

Bolden, a three-year receiver for the Crimson Tide, did not hear his name called during the 2022 NFL Draft. But he's still getting an opportunity.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound slot announced on Twitter tonight that he's signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

"God is Good!! I will be a Baltimore Raven! Can’t wait to be a part of this great organization. Big Trussss!!" he said.

In three years at Alabama, Bolden caught 68 passes for 712 yards and four touchdowns. He was often overshadowed by some of college football's top wideouts like Devonta Smith and Jameson Williams; but he still has massive upside, especially at the NFL level.

Prior to the start of the 2022 NFL Draft, there had been rumors teams like the Chiefs or Patriots would take a chance on the Alabama product with a late-round pick. It never came to fruition.

That won't prevent Bolden from getting his opportunity. He'll join the Ravens for their offseason program, training camp, and hopefully beyond.