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Marc Mariani | Wide Receiver

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 187
College: Montana
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Bears signed WR Marc Mariani to a two-year contract.
S Ahmad Dixon has been waived in a corresponding roster move. A return maven, Mariani should mostly contribute on special teams. Thanks to injuries, Mariani hasn't appeared in a regular-season game since 2011. Nov 18 - 5:36 PM

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Titans waived WR Marc Mariani.

After missing all of 2013 with a shoulder injury, Mariani entered camp as a roster long shot. He gets the heave-ho after a quiet August in Nashville.
Aug 29 - 1:16 PM

Titans re-signed WR/KR Marc Mariani to a one-year contract.

Mariani visited the Chargers earlier in the week. He's missed the past two seasons with a broken leg and shoulder issue. He has five career catches and will compete with Leon Washington and Dexter McCluster for return duties.
Mar 19 - 4:46 PM

Free agent WR/KR Marc Mariani worked out for the Chargers on Monday.

Mariani has missed the last two seasons with a gruesome broken leg in 2012 and shoulder injury last summer. Before that, he was an electric return man who has three career return touchdowns. Mariani would add speed the Bolts desire.
Mar 18 - 3:24 PM

Titans placed WR Marc Mariani (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Darius Reynaud will be Tennessee's return specialist again this year. Mariani suffered a compound leg fracture in 2012, made it back, and then separated his shoulder early in training camp. He'll be a free agent in 2014.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Titans KR Marc Mariani (shoulder) is not expected to be ready for Week 1.

Mariani missed the entire preseason with a bruised AC joint and coach Mike Munchak wouldn't commit to carrying him on the 53-man roster. Darius Reynaud is set to replace him as the Titans' return specialist.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 08:13:00 PM

Titans KR Marc Mariani is week-to-week with a shoulder injury.

Mariani suffered a bruised AC joint Friday and will now miss at least one preseason game. The missed playing time could put his roster spot in jeopardy, as Darius Reynaud could overtake him as the Titans' return specialist.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 06:33:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean believes it will be a "challenge" for Marc Mariani to unseat Darius Reynaud as the Titans' return specialist.

Mariani suffered a compound leg fracture last preseason, and it left some wondering if the 2010 Pro Bowler's career was over. He's now nearing 100 percent, while coming off an "amazing" spring. Reynaud returned two punts and one kickoff to the house last season, and he was re-signed to a one-year deal.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Coach Mike Munchak said KR/WR Marc Mariani (leg) has been "amazing" through spring workouts.

Mariani sustained a compound fracture in his left leg during the preseason last year. He's not 100 percent yet, but appears to be getting close. Mariani holds a career average of 24.8 yards per kickoff return and 11.2 yards per punt return. Darius Reynaud averaged 23.4 yards on kickoff returns and 13.2 yards on punt returns last season, and has since been re-signed to a one-year contract.
Wed, May 29, 2013 12:43:00 PM

Titans KR/WR Marc Mariani (compound leg fracture) is "feeling good and feeling healthy," and expects to be ready for training camp.

Mariani's brutal leg break last preseason was the same injury suffered by Louisville's Kevin Ware in the Elite Eight. Mariani is just three years removed from a Pro Bowl campaign as a returner, but won't be guaranteed a roster spot after the Titans signed Kevin Walter and re-upped Darius Reynaud.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Titans KR/WR Marc Mariani's Thursday night leg fracture was of the compound variety, breaking both his left tibia and fibula.

It was a brutal break and will require extensive recovery. The good news for Mariani is it occurred before the season started, as opposed to in November or December. Mariani underwent immediate, emergency surgery after suffering the injury. We suspect he won't be back until 2013 training camp at soonest.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 11:29:00 PM

Titans KR/WR Marc Mariani was carted off the field with a fractured left leg in the first quarter of Thursday night's preseason game against Arizona.

Mariani was down for several minutes before they finally got him off on the cart, and was clearly in a ton of pain as he was taken away. Replay showed a brutal injury; Mariani's left leg was clearly fractured and pointing in the wrong direction. Darius Reynaud may have sewn up a roster spot already, but he's locked in now. Mariani was a shifty, explosive return specialist.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 08:29:00 PM

Titans KR/WR Marc Mariani says he was slowed by a high-ankle sprain last season.

Mariani didn't miss a game after suffering the injury in the preseason, but says it sapped his explosiveness. Mariani was still one of the league's better return specialists last season, but his numbers were down from his Pro Bowl rookie campaign. Drawing praise for his work as a receiver this offseason, Mariani's roster spot should be secure.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 11:05:00 AM

Coach Mike Munchak was impressed with KR Marc Mariani's receiving skills in this week's minicamp.

"He's one of the guys that when the ball went up, it seemed like he came down with it, or he found a way to get open," said Munchak. "His routes were sharp ... He was fun to watch." Mariani's strong showing will certainly help in his quest to nail down a roster spot, but he's not going to be higher than fifth on the depth chart at receiver.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 02:21:00 PM

The Titans plan to try second-year receiver/return specialist Marc Mariani in the slot this season.

Mariani will remain Tennessee's do-it-all return man, but the Titans are trying to find more value for him because of the league's new special teams rules. Mariani, though, didn't catch a pass as a rookie. He'll have to beat out Damian Williams and Lavelle Hawkins for snaps behind Kenny Britt and Nate Washington.
Fri, May 6, 2011 03:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2Jimmy Clausen
RB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
3Senorise Perry
GLB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
3RB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Marquess Wilson
3Marc Mariani
WR21Alshon Jeffery
2Josh Morgan
3Chris Williams
WR31Josh Morgan
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Dante Rosario
3Blake Annen
K1Robbie Gould