Home Bears NFL Notes: Marcus Mariota, Terrance Knighton, Chiefs, Jets, Saints, Steelers,
- NFL GMs John Schneider (Seahawks) Jason Licht (Buccaneers), Ruston Webster (Titans), Scot McCloughan (Redskins), and Mike Maccagnan (Jets) were all on hand for Marcus Mariota’s Pro Day. (Lindsay Rhodes/Albert Breer)
- A head coach tells Dianna Marie Russini that teams are afraid to sign DL Terrance Knighton because “he’s out of shape.“
- Knighton is still meeting with Redskins right now, but both the Raiders and Bears have passed on him, per Russini.
- Terez A. Paylor reports that the Chiefs have had “exploratory talks” with free agent C Tim Barnes.
- Paylor adds that he expects the Chiefs to sign a veteran center at some point.
- Jason La Canfora reports that the Steelers are quietly exploring options for a returner.