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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Report: Kyler Murray will attend 2019 NFL Combine

Kyler Murray

After weeks of speculation, awkward interviews and all-around uncertainty regarding his future, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has made it official — he will attend the 2019 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Murray’s decision to attention the NFL Combine does not necessarily mean he’s choosing football over baseball. Rather, the expectation is that he will try to juggle NFL and MLB schedules right up until the 2019 NFL Draft in April.

On February 15, Murray is due to report to Oakland A’s spring training and if he fails to show, his $4.66 million signing bonus could be at risk.

Previously, Murray has been noncommittal about reporting on time.

From February 27 through March 2, the NFL will hold its combine and we now know Murray will be there when quarterbacks go through their measurements, drills and 40 times.

Then, on March 13, Oklahoma will hold its Pro Day and that could cause Murray a scheduling conflict with the A’s, who will be in the midst of spring training. Similarly, from March 14 through April 19, the NFL will be holding private visits and workouts with prospects, which may limit Murray’s availability.

On March 20, the A’s will open their regular season with a series against the Seattle Mariners in Tokyo. Their affiliate minor league teams all begin their respective seasons on April 4.

From April 26-28, the NFL Draft will be held and Murray’s time, assuming he’s made it that far, will run out and he’ll be forced to pick a sport. Ideally, however, that decision will come long before late April.

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