Mizzou Tigers will have more than nearly 20 players in NFL for Week 1.
The Mizzou Tigers will be represented pretty well in the NFL this season, especially at the quarterback and center positions.
Chase Daniel (Chicago Bears), Blaine Gabbert (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Drew Lock (Denver Broncos) all made the 53-man roster as expected. Daniel and Gabbert will be the No. 2 QBs while Lock will end up on the Broncos’ injured reserve list to start the year.
That’s not ideal for the second-round pick, but Denver could have IR’d him for the season by not keeping him on the roster Saturday. Instead, Lock made the team and now will sit for the first eight weeks. Gabbert also is hurt by the Bucs chose to keep him instead of losing him for any amount of time.
Mitch Morse (Buffalo Bills), Justin Britt (Seattle Seahawks) and Connor McGovern (Denver Broncos) all will start for their teams this year. Backup center Evan Boehm was traded from the Indianapolis Colts to the Miami Dolphins on Friday.
Markus Golden (New York Giants), Charles Harris (Miami Dolphins) and Sheldon Richardson (Cleveland Browns) will start for their teams this season and Beau Brinkley is back as the long snapper for the Tennessee Titans.
Kentrell Brothers (Minnesota Vikings) and Sean Culkin (Los Angeles Chargers) made their teams again and will help on special teams and add depth to their positions.
Several other Mizzou Tigers had plenty of opportunities to make an NFL ball club this summer, and many of the younger guys did just that by signing on the practice squad.
Among the practice squad additions for former Tigers is a pair who will join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Terry Beckner Jr. and Emanuel Hall.
Beckner had a good camp and probably was on the fringe of a roster spot, but the Bucs chose to gamble on the seventh-round pick’s spot. Hall was waived earlier this month by the Chicago Bears and has found a new home with Tampa.
Damarea Crockett had one of the best camps of all the Mizzou Tigers, but he couldn’t hold on to his spot with the Houston Texans. The Texans chose to make a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for Carlos Hyde, and that affected Crockett. He did sign with the Oakland Raiders and is a member of their practice squad.
Kendall Blanton (Los Angeles Rams) and Terez Hall (New England Patriots) made solid impressions with their teams, but because of the numbers the two were released Saturday. They were added back to their teams’ practice squads.
The two most surprising cuts were veteran Mizzou Tigers. Marcus Murphy is gone from the Buffalo Bills and Ziggy Hood was released by the New Orleans Saints.
Shane Ray (Baltimore Ravens) and J’Mon Moore (Green Bay Packers) didn’t do too well this summer and are gone from their teams.
Marcus Lucas (Dallas Cowboys), Paul Adams (New York Giants) and Walter Palmore (Houston Texans) all represented Mizzou well but did not make their teams.