Two former Brigham Young University players figured prominently in National Football League moves Monday morning. Green Bay cut quarterback Marc Wilson and New Orleans traded defensive lineman Shawn Knight to Denver for the Broncos' first round draft choice this year, Ted Gregory of Syracuse.
Wilson, a veteran who spent eight seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders, completed only 2 of 8 passes Saturday and fumbled.Wilson reportedly had a base salary of $550,000 and the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported he had already earned $125,000 in signing, reporting and training bonuses.
Remaining on the roster as the third quarterback was Blair Kiel, who has not played the last two weeks but who wouldn't cost the Packers as much.
Knight, the Saints' No. 1 draft choice last year, played about 50 plays last season and didn't make a tackle.
"Denver liked Shawn's size and strength," said Saints Coach Jim Mora. "This is a trade that we think benefits both teams."
Knight is 6-foot-6 and 288 pounds. Gregory is 6-1 and 265. A Syracuse alum, Gregory was the 27th player taken in this year's draft.