Five football players from the University of Missouri have agreed to free-agent contracts, including running back Tony Temple and cornerback Darnell Terrell, who are set to join fourth-round draft pick Martin Rucker with the Cleveland Browns.
“It’s going to be the University of Missouri-Cleveland,” joked Shane Mecham, Temple's agent.
Others who, according to their agents, have agreed to free-agent invitations are: offensive lineman Tyler Luellen with San Diego; center Adam Spieker with Oakland; and defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams with Baltimore.
Tim Rogers, who represents Luellen, said he was working on free-agent interest in safety Pig Brown, who suffered a rupture of his right Achilles midway through MU’s 2007 season.
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Throw in receiver Will Franklin, drafted Sunday in the fourth round by the Chiefs, and seven former Tigers will be in NFL mini-camps starting as early as this weekend.