Former Alabama wide receiver Slade Bolden earns tryout for Colts
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Slade Bolden continues to pursue an opportunity to play in the National Football League.
He got cut by the Baltimore Ravens and did not receive a call back from the New England Patriots — following a workout — but the former University of Alabama wide receiver is still pushing. Bolden, a Louisiana native, performed well at Alabama’s Pro Day on March 23 and earned another tryout opportunity. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports the Indianapolis Colts are holding a three-day voluntary minicamp under new head coach Shane Steichen. Bolden is one of the players coming in for a tryout.
The #Colts are holding a three-day voluntary minicamp under new coach Shane Steichen this week. Among the players participating on a tryout basis: former Alabama WR Slade Bolden, who spent time with the #Ravens last year.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 25, 2023
As a former three-star in the 2018 class, Bolden served as a receiver and return specialist for the Crimson Tide.
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He caught 24 passes for 270 yards, including his first career touchdown catch in 2020. Bolden assisted the Tide to a Southeastern Conference Championship and a College Football Playoff National Championship during a COVID pandemic year. He followed it up with 42 receptions for 408 yards and three scores in 2021, aiding the team to an SEC Championship with Bryce Young.
Alabama fans were excited to see Bolden last week at A-Day. He now looks to try to make the team for the Colts.
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