A spokesman for Missouri confirmed to the Columbia Tribune that cornerback Ernest Payton and defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne have both left the program. There were no reasons provided as to why these two defensive players were no longer with the team.
Payton was listed as a No. 2 corner on the depth chart. The lingering effects from that injury, however, buried him on the depth chart this spring.
Payton and Osborne make four scholarship players to leave Missouri’s program in a little more than two months. The other two were WR Dorial Green-Beckham (dismissal) and QB Trent Hosick (transfer).