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Former Alabama DB Jared Mayden signs to Eagles’ practice squad

Jared Mayden going through drills at 2020 Senior Bowl practice
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He won a national championship at Alabama, but Jared Mayden has found a new NFL team.

After being released from the San Francisco 49ers, Mayden signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad.

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He announced the news on Twitter as he rejoins Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith, and Landon Dickerson. Mayden, a native Texan, was a defensive back for the Crimson Tide from 2016 to 2019. He arrived as a four-star prospect and became a part of two Southeastern Conference championship teams (2016, 2018) and a College Football Playoff national title team in 2017.

Mayden enjoyed his best year as a senior in 2019.

He totaled 59 tackles, three pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, and a team-high four interceptions. Mayden went undrafted in 2020, but he signed to the 49ers’ practice squad. He played in two games against New England and New Orleans; however, the situation did not pan out in San Francisco. Mayden has a clean slate in Philadelphia and looks forward to making something of it.

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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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