He was cut from the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 2 of last year, but it did not take long for former University of Alabama cornerback Bradley Sylve to find a new NFL team.
According to Nick Underhill of The Advocate, the New Orleans Saints signed two players for next season to reserve/future deals with one of them being Sylve. Both contracts were inked on Thursday of last week, as the Louisiana native joins another ex-Tide standout in Mark Ingram.
Sylve, who signed in Alabama’s 2011 recruiting class, was a four-star prospect from South Plaquemines High School, before arriving in Tuscaloosa.
After redshirting his freshman season in 2011, Sylve would contribute to three Southeastern Conference championships and two national championship teams from 2012-15.
His 16 tackles in the 2016 season was a career-high, while his most treasured memory among fans was his solid performance filling in for Eddie Jackson at the 2014 Iron Bowl versus Auburn.
Despite tearing his Achilles tendon the day before Alabama’s annual Pro Day in March of 2016, Sylve had surgery and rehabbed strong to get the opportunity to the Bills. Now back in his home state, he has a chance to make difference on a Saints’ secondary that is much improved.