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Former Alabama wide receiver Slade Bolden earns tryout for Colts

Slade Bolden makes a catch for Alabama versus Notre Dame in Rose Bowl Game
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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.

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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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 15 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.

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