Connect with us

Alabama in the Pros

Former Alabama DL LaBryan Ray signs future contract for Patriots

LaBryan Ray (No. 18) of Alabama pressuring Missouri's QB Shawn Robinson
Denny Medley - USA Today Sports

A former Alabama defensive lineman will continue his career with the New England Patriots.

LaBryan Ray, a native of Madison, Ala., did not get selected through seven rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft. He signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent. Ray spent his first season on the practice squad after having good moments in the preseason.

RELATED: Former Alabama receiver works out for NFL playoff team

Mike Reiss, who covers the Patriots for ESPN, reported Tuesday that New England is signing Ray to a future contract.

He played for the University of Alabama from 2017 to 2021 as a five-star. Ray battled injuries during his time in college, but he helped the Crimson Tide to two College Football Playoff National Championships in 2017 and 2020.

Click here to follow the Bama Elite Podcast

*Get the BEST Alabama football insider information, message board access, and recruiting coverage today! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our subscriber-only content!*

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. 

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

More in Alabama in the Pros