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Two weeks ago, McKnight was carted to the locker room wearing an oxygen mask, after banging his head on the ground during a play. He had taken a knee three times on his way to the field earlier that day while dealing with a migraine headache.

McKnight, refusing to speak to most of the media, also gave a reporter one of the team-issued media “bridges” cards that was given to players with suggested talking points for interviews.

Veteran guard Stephen Peterman, signed in the offseason and in line to start at left guard until recently, was also released by the Jets.

Norwood, a third-year player, was limited during the preseason by a hamstring injury. He returned to practice last week, but didn’t play in Saturday’s exhibition loss at Indianapolis.

Norwood had 13 receptions for 137 yards in two games last season, and 36 career receptions for 405 yards and one touchdown in 16 games _ four starts _ with the Browns, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2009.

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