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Jets GM Mike Maccagnan attends QB Baker Mayfield’s Pro Day

Broncos’ Elway, Bengals’ Smith also watch QB prospect throw in Norman.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield passes during a drill

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield passes during a drill at his Pro Day workout in Norman, Okla., on March 14, 2018. Photo Credit: AP / Sue Ogrocki

Mike Maccagnan attended Oklahoma’s Pro Day in Norman on Wednesday to watch quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Jets’ general manager wasn’t alone, as Broncos GM John Elway and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis also observed Mayfield make a variety of throws.

The Jets and Giants are expected to meet with Mayfield, considered one of the top quarterbacks in the draft, this week in Norman. They also are expected to bring him in for a visit to their facilities in New Jersey.

“I feel like I’ve put myself in a good spot here to be considered the best quarterback in the draft,” Mayfield said after his workout. “No matter the height question (6 feet), people question the character, those meetings have been great for me.”

The Giants have the No. 2 pick, and the Jets are picking sixth.

Catanzaro heads for Bucs

Kicker Chandler Catanzaro agreed to terms with the Bucs on a three-year, $9.7-million deal, with $3.75 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network. Catanzaro had a bounce-back season with the Jets, converting all 29 of his PATs and making 83.3 percent of his field-goal tries. He made 12 of 17 field goals from 40 to 49 yards, with the 17 attempts from that range a career high. Catanzaro expressed a desire to return, and the Jets said they wanted him to, but it’s not happening. So the Jets will have their fourth kicker in four seasons.

Jets take care of their own

The Jets re-signed the following restricted free agents for one season: wide receiver Quincy Enunwa ($2.9 million), safety Rontez Miles ($2.9 million), tackle Brent Qvale ($2.9 million) and TE Neal Sterling ($1.9 million). Miles and Qvale are right-of-first refusal designations. Jets also re-signed their exclusive-rights free agents, safety Doug Middleton, fullback Lawrence Thomas and tight end Eric Tomlinson.

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