Former Alabama OL Bradley Bozeman signs three-year deal for Panthers
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Several former Alabama players are getting paid this offseason.
Bradley Bozeman, who served as an offensive guard and center for the Crimson Tide from 2013 to 2017, signed a three-year contract worth $18 million on Monday to remain with the Carolina Panthers. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network broke the news, citing sources. Bozeman has become one of the leaders up front for the Panthers, stabilizing their offensive unit.
The #Panthers have a deal for center Bradley Bozeman, locking him in for the long-term. He gets 3-years and $18M, source said.
Bozeman came to Carolina on a one-year deal, now is there for years to come — keeping all 5 starters in Carolina. pic.twitter.com/IZlDzdhKCz
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023
He cleared the way for D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard to average nearly five yards per carry in 2022.
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Bozeman, a former three-star in Alabama’s 2013 recruiting class, got selected in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. After four seasons in Baltimore, he got signed by the Panthers. Bozeman was on two College Football Playoff National Championship teams (2015, 2017) for the Crimson Tide and three Southeastern Conference Championship teams (2014-16). He helped Derrick Henry win the Heisman Trophy in 2015 and assisted three 1,000-yard running backs.
Bozeman also protected Blake Sims (2014) and Jacob Coker (2015) to account for 3,000+ passing yards.
Panther fans are happy for the team hanging onto Bozeman.
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