NFL Notes: Marcus Mariota, Terrance Knighton, Chiefs, Jets, Saints, Steelers,

Marcus Mariota

  • 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)

Terrance Knighton

  • 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.



  • A source tells Rand Getlin: “The Saints are literally shopping every single player on their roster. Complete fire sale.
  • Jeremy Fowler also reports that the Saints appear to be shopping everyone but QB Drew Brees and WR Brandin Cooks.
  • Mike Triplett reports that the Saints remain in play for free agent CB Tramon Williams, who is back home mulling over this options.


  • Jason La Canfora reports that the Steelers are quietly exploring options for a returner.

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