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Albert O signs with the Broncos and Porter Jr. is on his way to Orlando

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Mizzou Links for Thursday, July 23

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.

Okwuegbunam has also received some signing bonuses as well:

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!


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