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Sunday Quickies: NFL Cats Edition

Despite being shut out of the draft, former Wildcats start agreeing to free agent contracts.

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NCAA Football: Kentucky at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats were, unfortunately, shut out of the NFL Draft. Shockingly, Jon Toth didn’t get drafted. As expected, neither did Boom Williams or J.D. Harmon. However, Harmon has since agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Browns. Williams also got a deal, as he’s agreed to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Toth had reportedly agreed to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, but apparently that wasn’t actually the case.

As I type this at 11:00 p.m., these are the only deals to have been made. I’ll update this as more come in.

Tweet of the day

Cal zeroing in on a pair of Nike EYBL teammates - KSR
Calipari is taking a look at Cameron Reddish and Louis King. King is 6’8”, and a top-25 player in his class.

Cameron Reddish said Big Blue Madness was ‘crazy’ - SEC Country
Reddish seemed to love BBM, and made a note of how many big-time recruits were in attendance alongside him.

Bat Cats offense dried up a bit - Herald-Leader
In hindsight, maybe Kentucky should’ve saved some of their hits for later. One day after beating South Carolina on a 19-run outburst, UK lost 5-1 and mustered just two hits.

UK softball wins on senior day - UK Athletics
The No. 18 Lady Cats knocked off No. 4 Texas A&M 7-2 to get a huge win on senior day.

Diallo headed to NBA combine - Courier-Journal
If Hamidou Diallo hadn’t been invited to the combine, he almost certainly would’ve come back. Now that he’s been invited, the decision will largely depend on his success at the combine.

Football Cats finding homes, despite falling out of draft - Herald-Leader
Neither Jon Toth nor Boom Williams were drafted, but multiple Wildcats who have interest in playing pro football have been signed as undrafted free agents.

Jake Butt has no regrets - NBC Sports
With all the college stars who sat out of their bowl games last season, one player who didn’t was Jake Butt. Butt tore his ACL in the Orange Bowl, and dropped to the fifth round of the NFL Draft because of it. He still says he has no regrets for playing in that game.

Dwyane Wade wants to leave all options open this summer - ESPN
In Wade’s contract with his hometown Chicago Bulls, he has a player option that he can pick up or decline this offseason. Will he leave and chase another ring? Will he stay and look to help educate Chicago’s younger players?

Russell Wilson announces birth of baby - For The Win
Singer Ciara gave birth to her and Wilson’s daughter on Friday.

Cincinnati TV station calls for boycott of Bengals after Mixon draft selection - CBS
Talk about a warm welcome. The controversial pick of Mixon has some Cincinnati fans furious with the franchise.

Chad Kelly is bored with the NFL Draft - SB Nation
Kelly looks like I did watching most of the first round. The entire event is overblown with overkill analysis and what feels like 1,000,000 guest presenters at the podium. Everyone has a speech to give. And why does it take 10 minutes for the pick to be announced after it’s in?

Air Force will not allow players to defer active service to play in NFL - USA Today
A new ruling by the Air Force Academy will force its athletes to serve their two years of active duty, regardless of if they have NFL teams waiting on them. Bad news for Jalen Robinette.

Slim-faced people are more likely to be left-handed - ReliaWire
As a slim-faced person who’s left-handed, I find this intriguing.