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NFL: Mariota to skip draft, too

Like Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota plans to watch the NFL draft at home, though he intends to allow two cable networks to broadcast his reaction.

Like Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota plans to watch the NFL draft at home, though he intends to allow two cable networks to broadcast his reaction.

Mariota told the league he plans to be in Hawaii with his family and community, instead of in Chicago, according to a report Tuesday on The Heisman Trophy winner said it is important to him to be in Hawaii to celebrate the next step in his life, according to the report.

The Oregon star, projected to be the second quarterback drafted, after Winston, plans to invite ESPN and the NFL Network to capture his draft-day experience.

'I'm the best player'

Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run.

Even when it was time for a break during Florida State's pro day, Winston grabbed the water bottles and served his teammates.

No doubt, Winston put on quite a show for NFL coaches, general managers, and scouts.

Winston sent a strong message - literally - that he should be the first player taken in next month's draft. Asked why Tampa Bay should select him, Winston didn't hesitate to respond.

"Because I'm the best player in this draft," he said.

It would be hard to argue after his passing session that only solidified what NFL teams have seen from Winston the last two years as Florida State's starter.

Winston completed 91 of 102 passes, with at least half of the incompletions being drops. Of course, the routes didn't include defenders, but executives were more concerned with little details that typically go unnoticed to untrained eyes.

"It was very good, excellent. He had a great day," Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said. "He threw a full nine innings. It looked good."

Licht said Winston was in better shape than he was in at the NFL combine.

Winston was scheduled to hold a private workout for Tampa Bay next week in Tallahassee.

Ravens sign Schaub

Baltimore signed quarterback Matt Schaub to a one-year contract to back up Joe Flacco, who has never missed a start in seven seasons.

Schaub, a star at West Chester East High School, has 90 career starts. The 33-year-old played with Oakland last season, throwing only 10 passes as a backup. He began his career in Atlanta in 2004 before playing seven seasons for Houston from 2007 through 2013.

Jets staying home

New York announced it will hold camp at its training facility in Florham Park, N.J., after spending five of the last six years at SUNY Cortland. The campus is about a three-hour drive from the Jets' facility.

The team trained at Cortland each summer when Rex Ryan was coach, except for 2011 after the NFL lockout. Ryan preferred to take his team on the road to bond. But Ryan now coaches in Buffalo and the team has a relatively new facility.

Rodgers joins Bears

Chicago has agreed to a one-year contract with running back Jacquizz Rodgers. Rodgers had 1,116 yards rushing and 1,104 receiving in four seasons with Atlanta. He ran for 217 yards and had 173 receiving yards last season.