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  Titans | Several Tennessee WRs could be in slot    Thu Sep 8, 12:37 AM

While Tennessee Titans WR Harry Douglas is expected to be the primary slot receiver in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, head coach Mike Mularkey said Thursday, Sept. 7, that WRs Andre Johnson, Rishard Matthews and Marc Mariani might also see time in the spot in various packages.

Footballguys view: This makes it nearly impossible to start a guy like Douglas, who is inconsistent anyway. In fact, rotating guys in like this could hold them all down. We'd avoid this whole mess if at all possible.

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Marc Mariani player page
Rishard Matthews player page


  Titans | Marc Mariani signs with Titans    Mon Sep 5, 10:09 AM

Free-agent WR Marc Mariani (Bears) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tennessee Titans Monday, Sept. 5. WR Tre McBride was released.

Footballguys view: Mariani was a seventh-round pick for the Titans back in 2010. He played a few seasons with the Titans before moving on. Now he's back, and Mariani will resume his role as a return man for the team.

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Marc Mariani player page
Tre McBride player page


  Bears | Marc Mariani does not make team    Sat Sep 3, 03:46 PM

Chicago Bears WR Marc Mariani was released Saturday, Sept. 3.

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  Bears | Eddie Royal could be odd man out    Wed Aug 17, 01:41 AM

Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (concussion) continues to miss time with a concussion, and it may end up costing him a spot on the final roster according to Hub Arkush. It could come down to two spots between Royal, Marc Mariani and rookie Daniel Braverman, who the team may not want to risk putting through waivers.

Footballguys view: Braverman has had a good summer and should be pushing ahead of Royal on the depth chart. He's a player to track in deep dynasty leagues.

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Marc Mariani player page
Daniel Braverman player page


  NFL | Four teams interested in Marc Mariani    Thu Mar 10, 12:39 AM

Free-agent WR Marc Mariani (Bears) is a hot property, as sources indicate at least four teams are interested in in his services.

Footballguys view: He didn't do a ton, but stepped up due to injuries and performed ably. We don't think he will be a big factor but keep an eye on where he lands.

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  Bears | Joshua Bellamy, Marc Mariani produce    Sun Jan 3, 10:53 PM

Chicago Bears WRs Josh Bellamy posted three receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions, while WR Marc Mariani had six receptions for 80 yards.

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  Bears | Trio of receivers do little for Chicago    Sun Dec 27, 09:36 PM

Chicago Bears WRs Josh Bellamy, Marc Mariani and Eddie Royal were the top wide receivers in Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) sidelined. It was Mariani leading the way with 32 yards on two grabs, with Royal posting five catches for 21 yards and Bellamy just two catches for 10 yards.

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Marc Mariani player page
Alshon Jeffery player page
Josh Bellamy player page


  Bears | Eddie Royal questionable    Fri Dec 4, 06:44 PM

Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) did not practice all week but is questionable for Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers. However, it's unusual for a player to suit up after missing an entire week of practice. With WR Marquess Wilson (foot) also out, WRs Josh Bellamy, Marc Mariani and Cameron Meredith might be asked to contribute more.

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Marc Mariani player page
Josh Bellamy player page


  Bears | Chicago looking for WRs    Fri Mar 6, 05:33 PM

The Chicago Bears are unlikely to use the seventh overall pick of the NFL Draft on a wide receiver, but the upcoming class of receivers gives them many options to complement WR Alshon Jeffery. They could look to University of Miami WR Phillip Dorsett, who ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash in the second round. The Bears also hosted free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) for a visit this week. After trading WR Brandon Marshall, the current roster features WRs Josh Bellamy, Marc Mariani, Josh Morgan and Marquess Wilson. Jeffery may be moved to the No. 1 receiver role, but he averaged just four catches in the last three games with Marshall injured in 2014.

Footballguys view: Jeffery is the WR1 now, but the Bears still might add a big-name wide receiver through the draft or free agency.

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Alshon Jeffery player page
Josh Bellamy player page
Marquess Wilson player page


  Bears | Sign Marc Mariani    Tue Nov 18, 05:37 PM

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent WR Marc Mariani (Titans) to a two-year deal. Financial terms were undisclosed.

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  Titans | Release Marc Mariani     Fri Aug 29, 01:19 PM

The Tennessee Titans released WR Marc Mariani Friday, Aug. 29.

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  Titans | Kick return competition in high gear    Sun Aug 17, 02:44 AM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani has done well on kick returns, but Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt will get RB Leon Washington and RB Dexter McCluster into the competition at some point.

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Dexter McCluster player page
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  Titans | Marc Mariani has a lot to prove    Tue Apr 29, 12:13 AM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (leg) has had extra time to recover from a broken leg suffered in 2012. There are questions if he has regained his explosiveness. He is a good return man, but he also must prove he can play receiver.

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  Titans | Leon Washington likely will have edge for return job    Fri Mar 28, 08:38 PM

Tennessee Titans RB Leon Washington likely will have an edge over WR Marc Mariani for the returner role because $570,000 of Washington's $855,000 base salary is guaranteed. Mariani's $570,000 base salary is not guaranteed.

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  Titans | Re-sign Marc Mariani    Wed Mar 19, 04:41 PM

The Tennessee Titans re-signed WR Marc Mariani to a one-year contract Wednesday, March 19. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Marc Mariani had tryout    Tue Mar 18, 03:25 PM

Free-agent WR Marc Mariani (Titans) had a tryout with the San Diego Chargers Monday, March 17.

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  Titans | Keeping Antonio Johnson a priority    Wed Mar 12, 03:31 AM

The Tennessee Titans are making DT Antonio Johnson a top priority to hang onto in free agency. The club also has interest in holding on to WR Marc Mariani, WR Damian Williams, and OL Chris Spencer.

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Damian Williams player page
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  Titans | Marc Mariani could return    Fri Feb 14, 10:54 PM

The Tennessee Titans could be interested in re-signing impending free-agent WR Marc Mariani to a one-year deal this offseason.

Footballguys view: If he does return, there's no guarantee the special teams ace would make the final roster. Mariani likely would have to compete for a roster spot during training camp.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani placed on IR    Sat Aug 31, 12:59 PM

The Tennessee Titans have placed WR Marc Mariani (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 season.

Footballguys view: We'll see Darius Reynaud once again serve as the Titans return man. Mariani is a free agent next year and will be coming off two major injuries over the last two years (compound leg fracture 2012, shoulder 2013).

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  Titans | Won't commit to Marc Mariani yet    Fri Aug 30, 09:32 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (shoulder) will not be ready for the regular season opener Sept. 8, against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to his shoulder injury. Head coach Mike Munchak will not commit to Mariani for the 53-man roster.

Footballguys view: Mariani is a quality return man but offers little as a wide receiver. This shoulder problem will hurt his chances of making the final roster.

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  Titans | Several missing for preseason game    Sat Aug 17, 11:08 PM

Tennessee Titans LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle), FB Quinn Johnson (undisclosed), LB Greg M. Jones (ankle), LB Colin McCarthy (ankle), WR Marc Mariani (shoulder), SS Markelle Martin (hamstring), C Brian Schwenke (hamstring), S Daimion Stafford (undisclosed) and TE Taylor Thompson (shoulder) were each inactive for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Colin McCarthy player page
Markelle Martin player page
Taylor Thompson player page
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  Titans | Several missing for preseason game    Sat Aug 17, 11:04 PM

Tennessee Titans LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle), FB Quinn Johnson (undisclosed), LB Greg M. Jones (ankle), LB Colin McCarthy (ankle), WR Marc Mariani (shoulder), SS Markelle Martin (hamstring), C Brian Schwenke (hamstring), S Damion Stafford (undisclosed) and TE Taylor Thompson (shoulder) were each inactive for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Marc Mariani player page
Colin McCarthy player page
Markelle Martin player page
Taylor Thompson player page
Zaviar Gooden player page


  Titans | Marc Mariani to miss time    Sat Aug 10, 07:49 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (shoulder) will miss several weeks because of a shoulder injury he suffered in the first preseason game.

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  Titans | 10 sitting    Sat Aug 10, 04:44 PM

Tennessee Titans PK Rob Bironas (back), OT David Stewart (leg), LB Colin McCarthy (ankle), LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle), SS Markelle Martin (hamstring), LB Greg M. Jones (ankle), WR Marc Mariani (shoulder), DT Sammie Hill (undisclosed) FB Quinn Johnson (undisclosed) and S Daimion Stafford (undisclosed) are out of practice Saturday, Aug. 10.

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Sammie Lee Hill player page
Quinn Johnson player page
Marc Mariani player page
Colin McCarthy player page
Markelle Martin player page
Zaviar Gooden player page


  Titans | Four injured in preseason game    Fri Aug 9, 05:43 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (shoulder), LB Greg M. Jones (ankle), SS Markelle Martin (hamstring) and OT Mike Otto (soreness) suffered injuries during the team's first preseason game, but head coach Mike Munchak said none of the injuries are considered serious.

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Markelle Martin player page


  Titans | Might keep six wideouts    Tue Jul 2, 11:33 PM

The Tennessee Titans would like to carry five wide receivers, though six wouldn't be out of the question. If they keep five, WRs Kenny Britt, Justin Hunter, Nate Washington, Damian Williams and Kendall Wright are likely to be kept, although that would mean WRs Marc Mariani (leg), Michael Preston and Kevin Walter would be on the outside looking in.

Footballguys view: Walter is a veteran presence who could be valued with the inexperience of Hunter and Wright and inconsistency of Britt in mind. If Tennessee does keep six wide receivers, Jalen Parmele, currently the third running back, could be a casualty.

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Damian Williams player page
Marc Mariani player page
Michael Preston player page
Kendall Wright player page
Justin Hunter player page


  Titans | Mark Mariani continues to progress    Tue May 28, 09:29 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (leg) has made tremendous progress after suffering a broken leg last August, and he might be able to participate in organized team activities (OTAs) in some capacity. 'I am sure he feels limited,' head coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday, May 28, 'but he has been amazing. I know he is not feeling 100 percent yet, but he is pushing through it.'

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  Titans | Marc Mariani hopes to take part in some workouts    Fri May 10, 03:54 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (leg) said he hopes to take part in some of the offseason workouts and wants to be a full participant once training camp begins. He will have to compete for a roster spot during training camp as a wide receiver and a returner.

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  Titans | Two WRs may have to fight for spots    Wed Apr 3, 12:55 PM

Tennessee Titans WRs Lavelle Hawkins and Marc Mariani likely will have to compete for roster spots during training camp because of the addition of WR Kevin Walter.

Footballguys view: Right now the Titans WR corps looks a little cramped. However, the team is shopping Nate Washington and may just let him go if they can't find a good offer for his services.

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Marc Mariani player page


  Titans | Marc Mariani expected to be ready for camp    Sun Feb 17, 03:50 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (leg) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani placed on IR    Sun Aug 26, 02:24 PM

The Tennessee Titans have placed WR Marc Mariani (leg) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani has surgery    Fri Aug 24, 03:31 AM

Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans WR/PR Marc Mariani (leg) broke both bones in his left leg. He had surgery Thursday, Aug. 23.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani breaks leg    Thu Aug 23, 08:36 PM

Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (leg) suffered a broken left leg during the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani carted off     Thu Aug 23, 08:26 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (leg) was carted off the field during the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, after suffering what is believed to be a broken leg. Trainers placed an air cast on his left leg.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani healthy heading into camp    Sat Jun 30, 11:34 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (ankle) said Saturday, June 30, that he battled a high ankle sprain for most of last season, and that injury suffered in preseason limited his effectiveness. He is fully recovered, and battling for a receiver job in camp. 'I feel kind of rejuvenated,' Mariani said. 'Instead of wearing down, I'm getting strong and feeling better. A high ankle sprain isn't an easy thing when you have no rest (during the season). It was tough, but it will never be an excuse.'

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  Titans | Marc Mariani could be in better position to make team    Fri Jun 29, 04:25 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani is expected to compete for a roster spot during training camp but his improvement at wide receiver during offseason workouts in addition to his return abilities could help his chance to make the final roster. Head coach Mike Munchak said he was impressed with how Mariani performed with the offense during practices. Mariani said he is feeling healthier and stronger this offseason and believes the additional time he has spent with wide receivers coach Dave Ragone has helped his receiving skills.

Footballguys view: Mariani is a fantastic return specialist because of his speed and moves in the open field. While he could make the final roster and see some time at WR we don't see him as much of a fantasy factor in traditional leagues that don't reward points for return yards.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani could crack final roster     Sat Jun 23, 09:15 AM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani impressed during offseason practices, particularly on deep routes. Mariani may be competing with WR Michael Preston for the final receiver spot on the roster. 'He's one of those guys when the ball went up, it seems like he came down with it,' head coach Mike Munchak said. 'He found a way to get open; his routes were sharper.'

Footballguys view: Mariani has added value as he can contribute as a return man as well. He'll compete with Lavelle Hawkins and Damian Williams to be the team's 4th WR.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani impressive this offseason    Thu Jun 21, 01:38 PM

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said he was impressed with how WR Marc Mariani performed at receiver and as a returner during offseason workouts.

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  Titans | May not use Kendall Wright as returner    Sun May 6, 04:28 PM

The Tennessee Titans may decide against using WR Kendall Wright as a kick and punt returner because WR Marc Mariani has experience in those roles.

Footballguys view: Mariani is a good returner but we think Wright would be a good fit as well. Wright plays fast with good pad speed and quickness in the open field. He's also very elusive in the open field and can make defenders miss one on one.

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  Titans | Couldn't work out deal for Brandon Lloyd    Tue Oct 18, 10:01 PM

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday, Oct. 18, that the team 'looked hard' at WR Brandon Lloyd, who was eventually traded from the Denver Broncos to the St. Louis Rams. 'We've looked at every opportunity,' Munchak said. 'We're always looking to upgrade and we lost (WR Kenny Britt). We have young guys we know can step up - (WRs Damian Williams and Marc Mariani and Lavelle Hawkins).'

Footballguys view: This isn't the biggest vote of confidence in Williams and company, and we wonder why the Titans didn't offer a fifth round pick for Lloyd based on what he could do for the passing game with Matt Hasselbeck playing at a high level.

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Damian Williams player page
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  Titans | Three probable    Fri Oct 7, 03:37 PM

Tennessee Titans S Michael Griffin (illness), WR Marc Mariani (hip) and LB Gerald McRath (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 7, and are probable for Week 5.

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  Titans | Two practice    Thu Oct 6, 05:55 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (hip) and LB Gerald McRath (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.

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  Titans | Three miss practice     Wed Oct 5, 05:52 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (hip), TE Craig Stevens (ribs) and SS Chris Hope (forearm) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

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Craig Stevens player page
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  Titans | Marc Mariani taken out of the game    Sun Sep 11, 09:06 PM

The new NFL rules on kickoffs effectively took Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani out of the game in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. All five of Jaguars PK Josh Scobee's kickoffs went for touchbacks.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani gets advice on kick returns    Fri Sep 9, 08:04 PM

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Friday, Sept. 9, that he will advise WR Marc Mariani on whether or not to bring deep kickoffs out of the end zone. The new NFL kickoff rules this season are expected to result in many more touchbacks, as kickoffs now come from the 35-yard line rather than the 30.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani remains sidelined    Wed Aug 31, 12:56 AM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (ankle) was unable to practice again Tuesday, Aug. 30, and he is unlikely to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani nursing ankle injury    Tue Aug 30, 02:00 AM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (ankle) is not expected to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Titans | OC expects two WRs to step up    Thu Jun 16, 01:57 PM

Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer said he expects WRs Damian Williams and Marc Mariani to step up their play and contribute on offense this season.

Footballguys view: Mariani is a tough player who fits well as a reserve receiver. Williams has good upside because of his ball tracking ability and deep speed. Both could be featured more than some think, especially if the team or the league suspends WR Kenny Britt for his offseason trouble.

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  Titans | May use Marc Mariani in slot    Fri May 6, 04:09 PM

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team may use WR Marc Mariani as a slot receiver next season.

Footballguys view: Mariani is a tough, hard-nosed player who has surprising later agility. We think he could be a decent slot receiver because he is fearless when running routes over the middle of the field.

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  Titans | Marc Mariani could get bigger role next season    Thu Jan 27, 03:25 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani could be used as a slot receiver next season in addition to his role as a return specialist, reports CBSSports.com.

Footballguys view: Mariani was an exciting player to watch in 2010 and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.

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