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Former Tide players Anthony Averett, Bradley Bozeman ink contracts for Ravens

Alicia Devine - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

With Baltimore being one of few National Football League franchises having rookie minicamp this week, general manager Ozzie Newsome and the rest of the Ravens’ front office signed eight of draft selections to contracts on Saturday – including two former Alabama football standouts. 

Bradley Bozeman, who shared a photo via Twitter, was a compensatory pick that Baltimore received in the sixth round on a trade from the Titans. In being selected with the 215th pick, Bozeman is set to pocket $2.5 million for four years with a $76.5K signing bonus via Spotrac. 

Anthony Averett was chosen in the fourth round (No. 118) as he joins another Crimson Tide alumnus in Marlon Humphrey at cornerback. Averett projects to make $3.06 million on a four-year contract with a $646K signing bonus, according to Spotrac. While Averett may immediately come in and earn a starting role, Bozeman will more than likely start out as a rotational player. 

Before getting drafted, Bozeman was a three-star upon entering the University of Alabama and Averett was a four-star that had to develop on defense. Both guys became important leaders behind the Tide’s national championship season in 2017 and expect success at the next level. 

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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