Congrats to Albert O, who has officially signed with the Denver Broncos!
The Denver Broncos and former Mizzou tight end Albert Okwuegbunam have agreed on a four-year contract, according to Denver 9News’ Mike Klis.
Broncos and 4th-round draft pick Albert O have agreed to terms on 4-year contract, per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) July 22, 2020
Okwuegbunam has also received some signing bonuses as well:
TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Drew Lock's favorite red-zone target at Missouri, receives a $749,040 signing bonus that is included in his 4-year, $4,044,040 overall contract. #9sports https://t.co/5hqbYTmLBd— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) July 22, 2020
Here’s the official team announcement on denverbroncos.com.
The 6-foot-5, 258 pound tight end caught 98 passes for 1,187 yards and 23 touchdowns during his career at Missouri. Seventeen of those scores came courtesy of Drew Lock, who spent two seasons as Okwuegbunam’s college teammate.
This is obviously great news for Drew Lock and the rest of the Broncos’ offense, as the two should be a dangerous dynamic duo for years to come.
And speaking of former Mizzou players in Denver, Nuggets beat writer Mike Singer of the Denver Post reports that Michael Porter Jr. is on his way to the Orlando bubble.
Arguably no player on the team needed training camp 2.0 more than Porter, whose minutes were in flux prior to the season shutdown. Porter has since said that an ankle injury from January was hampering him, but that the shutdown allowed him to fully heal.
Good news on MPJ as the Nuggets officially re-start their season in Orlando on Saturday, August 1st against the Heat.
While we’re at it, tonight (Thursday) is MLB Opening Night, and Mizzou Made’s Max Scherzer takes the mound for the defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals against Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees on ESPN (that is a ridiculously good pitching match up).
Sports are back, you guys, On to the links!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Brandon Kiley looks at the top three teams Mizzou should schedule if the SEC opts for one non-conference opponent
- Mitchell Forde goes in-depth on the keys to Mizzou’s in-state recruiting success
- ($$) Gabe DeArmond has his latest edition of the Macadoodle’s Mailbag
- From Dave Matter; After breakout season, Mizzou’s Walters looks forward to to next step
- In his latest Quick Hits, Ben Frederickson gives his opinion on whether or not we will see College Football in the fall (17/18)
- Can Cale Garrett make the Titans roster? Dave Matter spoke with the former Mizzou linebacker
- From the staff: Local Briefs: KOMU hires Ben Arnet as new sports director
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- KOMU names Arnet next sports director, writes Eric Blum
- Congrats to Ben Arnet, who has been named the new sports director at KOMU 8, replacing Chris Gervino
- In his MLB season predictions, ESPN’s Jeff Passan predicts Cardinals’ starting pitcher Jack Flaherty to win the NL Cy Young
- Good luck to MPJ, Jontay, Jordan Clarkson, DeMarre Carroll, and Travon Bryant in Orlando!
- Mizzou was rated as the highest graded linebacker corps last season by PFF College, with some pretty good company as well
Highest-graded linebacker corps in college football last season:— PFF College (@PFF_College) July 22, 2020
➤ Missouri - 92.3
➤ Penn State - 91.6
➤ Clemson - 90.9
➤ Ohio State - 90.5
➤ Wyoming - 90.1
➤ Wisconsin - 89.9 pic.twitter.com/sM5pr0rvAc
- Wallpaper Wednesday edition from Mizzou Baseball with Kameron Misner (Marlins) and T.J. Sikkema (Yankees)
- Matt Harris has pegged Mizzou hoops sixth in the SEC among returning production
Looking at returners for SEC hoops, and, assuming good draft news, this is my handicap of veteran cores.— Matt Harris (@MattJHarris85) July 22, 2020
4. S. Carolina
7. Ole Miss
8. Texas A&M
11. Miss. State
- Here’s a flashback in 2019 from Josh Holt’s home-run robbing catch against Ole Miss!
- Toledo head coach Jason Candle announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19
- From the FootballScoop staff, the Southland Conference is planning to play their 2020 season as scheduled, according to their commissioner Tom Burnett (Mizzou is scheduled to play Central Arkansas in Week 1.
- Clemson says they will start the season online and delay in-person classes for four weeks
The safety of our Clemson community is paramount. As a result, we will start the semester online and delay in-person classes by 4 weeks due to the progression of COVID-19 in South Carolina and the Upstate region . Read more: https://t.co/qLqEyhZr1L— Jim Clements (@ClemsonPrez) July 22, 2020
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