NFL Notes: Marcus Mariota, Bengals, Cardinals, Falcons, & Ravens

Marcus Mariota

  • Oregon QB Marcus Mariota sustained a sprained the AC joint in his throwing shoulder during the National Title game.

Right now we’re still making that decision, whether to throw at the combine. I had to kinda rest about a week-and-a-half,” Mariota said, via the Star Advertiser.


Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict recently underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee.

However, the surgeon who performed the procedure expressed optimism that he’ll be at full-strength for training camp.

“I don’t see any reason, if this thing heals like we want and we think it will, why he won’t be back like he was,” said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, via “Microfracture has a bad connotation, but there are plenty of guys who have come back and been able to play like before. But it’s not really news when it works out.


  • Cardinals DL Calais Campbell will undergo sports hernia surgery next week after he elected to play through the injury since Week 13. (Tom Pelissero)


  • Ian Rapoport reports that when Dan Quinn takes over as the Falcons new head coach, he’s hoping to bring Raheem Morris (Redskins DBs) and Richard Smith (Broncos LBs) with him.
  • According to Rapoport, the two of them could end up being co-coordinators.


  • Impending free agent Justin Forsett mentioned that the Ravens have told him they plan to keep some of the same run-game principles as they had this season under new OC Marc Trestman. (Tom Pelissero)

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