Former Alabama offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman has joined the Carolina Panthers, the team announced on Friday.

Bozeman signed a one-year contract with the Panthers worth $2.8M, which includes incentives.

Bozeman played his previous four years in the league with the Baltimore Ravens where he started 49 games. The 2018 sixth-round pick was mainly the team's starting left guard, but last season, he took over as the Ravens' starting center. During the 2021 season Bozeman didn't get called for a single penalty.

Before playing in the pros, Bozeman played football at Alabama where he redshirted his first season before becoming a reserve guard and center for the team during the 2014 and 2015 seasons and finally becoming the Crimson Tide's starting center in 2016. During his senior season in 2017, he was voted to be one of Alabama's team captains. He won CFP national championships with the Crimson Tide in 2015 and 2017, the difference in the two being that he was a starter and captain for the team in the latter championship, as compared to being neither in the prior one.

It is still not 100 percent certain about who Bozeman will be protecting at QB this upcoming season, as Sam Darnold is the current likely starter for Carolina, but his status as starter is up in the air as the team pursued Deshaun Watson before he ultimately chose to play for the Cleveland Browns. They also evaluated Pittsburgh Panthers' QB Kenny Pickett at Pittsburgh's pro day Monday. Carolina owns the 6th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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