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Former Missouri players hit big paydays, big opportunities in the NFL

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Former Missouri linemen have had quite a memorable 24 hours in the NFL

On Monday, Mitch Morse became (clears throat) THE HIGHEST PAID CENTER IN NFL HISTORY with a maximum salary of $44.5 million with nearly half of that guaranteed. Morse will make nearly $20 million in 2019 alone.

But the good news (well, good for Mitch, bad for Chiefs fans) doesn’t stop there.

Sheldon Richardson is expected to sign a three-year $36 million contract with the Cleveland Browns with $21.5 million guaranteed. That news came out well before the Browns traded for Odell Beckham — which means Richardson is suddenly on one of the most talented teams in the AFC.

Finally, this isn’t that hot, nasty contract talk above, but Connor McGovern got some good news, too.

McGovern started seven games at center for the Broncos in 2018, and he’s set to be a free agent after this season — so he also could be in for a big payday, should things go well. Before that, though, he could be snapping to another former Missouri teammate: Drew Lock.

Missouri wrestling qualifiers NINE of ten wrestlers for NCAAs

Missouri already had eight automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Championships, but the Tigers added 165-pounder Connor Flynn as a wildcard when the seedings were announced on Tuesday.

Here’s the full list of Missouri qualifiers:

The NCAA Wrestling Championships take place from March 21-23 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Missouri baseball rolls Arkansas State, 16-1

For the second-straight game, Missouri baseball put up 16 runs, this time routing Arkansas State 16-1 in the series opener.

Notable performances:

  • Gubelman: (W) 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
  • Misner: 1-for-2, R, HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 2 SB
  • Vierling: 2-for-3, R, 2 2B, 3 RBI
  • Cornelius: 2-for-4, R, 3 RBI, BB
  • Josh Holt Jr.: 3-for-4, 2 R, RBI, SB

Missouri 16, Arkansas State 1: Box score

Joshuah Bledsoe makes an unbelievable interception

Missouri’s right in the meat of its spring football season — a month exactly until the spring game! — and safety Joshuah Bledsoe just made the play of 2019 (so far).

Now I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news here, but if this happened against South Carolina, the interception would absolutely be overturned.

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