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Mariota getting workouts for teams


The New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins are among the teams planning to privately work out former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.

The New York Daily News reported Friday that Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan, head coach Todd Bowles, offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo, director of college scouting Rex Hogan and director of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger will all be in Eugene, Ore., this weekend to watch Mariota at the Ducks’ facilities. The Jets have the No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. ranks Mariota as the No. 2 quarterback in the draft behind Florida State’s Jameis Winston, the likely No. 1 pick by the Buccaneers.

NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported Saturday that the Bucs will work out Mariota on April 7, the Chargers on April 15 and the Redskins are setting up a visit in Ashburn, Va.

The Tennessee Titans, who have the No. 2 pick, also have scheduled visits with Mariota.

If Mariota is the No. 2 overall pick, he would also be the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart with the Titans, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

“You’re talking about taking a quarterback with the first or second pick, you’re probably going to play that guy,” Whisenhunt said this week of the Oregon quarterback. “As far as whether or not he’s ready to do it, we’re still in the process of evaluating. We like what we’ve seen so far, he’s a talented player.”

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