Five Alabama players signed contracts with NFL teams as free agents after the conclusion of the NFL draft this weekend.
|Tony Brown||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Robert Foster||Buffalo Bills|
|J.C. Hassenauer||Atlanta Falcons|
|Cam Sims||Washington Redskins|
|Levi Wallace||Buffalo Bills|
Wide receiver Robert Foster and defensive back Levi Wallace both signed with the Buffalo Bills. Foster will be reunited with former Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who is now Buffalo’s offensive coordinator. Foster was tied for third on the team with 14 receptions in 2017, finishing with 174 yards and one touchdown. He finished his career with 35 catches for 389 yards and three touchdowns.
Wallace began his career as a walk-on in 2014 and didn’t see the field in his first two seasons at Alabama. He earned a scholarship before the 2016 season, then won a starting job at cornerback early in the 2017 season. He finished the season with 48 tackles, three interceptions and a team-high 15 pass breakups. His 18 total passes defended led the SEC. He also had 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.
Defensive back Tony Brown signed with the Los Angeles Chargers. Brown was a two-sport athlete at Alabama, running track and field and playing football. He finished the 2017 season with 31 tackles, one tackle for loss, two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry as a senior. He also had an interception in the national championship game.
He was a second-team All-American in the 100 meters, posting a time of 10.12 seconds at NCAA championships. He was a second-team All-American in 2017 on Alabama’s 4×100 relay team, running the anchor leg. He was a first-team All-American on Alabama’s 4×100 relay team in 2015 and a first-team All-American in the 110-meter hurdles in 2016.
Wide receiver Cam Sims signed with the Washington Redskins. Sims finished his senior season with 14 receptions for 207 yards and one touchdown. For his career, he had 41 catches for 467 yards and two touchdowns. The Redskins’ roster includes five other Alabama players: defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Da’Ron Payne, linebackers Ryan Anderson and Shaun Dion Hamilton, and offensive lineman Arie Kouandijo.
Redskins what’s good?👀
— Cam Sims (@Silkysims17) April 29, 2018
Offensive lineman J.C. Hassenauer signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Hassenauer started three games at guard in 2017, including the national championship game. The Falcons also drafted wide receiver Calvin Ridley.