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Former Alabama tight end O.J. Howard signs endorsement contract with Nike

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Let the boss moves begin.

After a marquee career at the University of Alabama and a good showing at the NFL Combine and his pro day, former Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard is ready for the upcoming NFL Draft.

Before he hears his name next month, the 2015 College Football Playoff national champion is already making moves toward his financial future. Per a post from his Facebook page, Howard has signed a deal with Nike.

The 6-foot-6, 250-pound specimen becomes the third straight Alabama standout to sign with the brand, joining Derrick Henry and Amari Cooper. Howard ended his tenure with 1,726 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, including three versus Clemson in both the 2015 and 2016 CFP national title games.

Stephen M. Smith¬†is a managing editor and columnist for¬†Touchdown Alabama Magazine. ¬†You can ‚Äúlike‚ÄĚ him on¬†Facebook or ‚Äúfollow‚ÄĚ him on Twitter, via¬†@Smsmith_TDALMag.

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