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Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:53:05 -0800
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.
Fantasy Tip: Bellamy and Mariani were getting a chance to shine with Alshon Jeffery sidelined, but going into 2016 they aren't likely to have much value. Mariani is more of a special teams maven, while Bellamy will be a depth player only.
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:36:04 -0800
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.
Fantasy Tip: The trio did nothing for FantasyScore owners, and killed the value of Jay Cutler in the process. If Jeffery is again sidelined in Week 17, avoid the Chicago passing offense options completely.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:44:10 -0800
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.
Fantasy Tip: Don't count on Royal ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) to return this weekend. With Wilson out, Alshon Jeffery ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) is worth every penny against a weak Niners defense. Martellus Bennett ($6,700, 13.4% of cap) is also very attractive with Zach Miller questionable to play.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:52:07 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Marc Mariani is expected to be the kickoff and punt returner this season. Mariani had plenty of experience in the return game earlier in his career with the Tennessee Titans.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:33:31 -0800
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.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffery should still be fine in Chicago, but Jay Cutler's status with the team may also be in question, further muddling the picture. Jeffery should be a safe top-end WR2, at worst. Counting on him as a top WR1 may be too much, though, since he could struggle to be consistent if the Bears don't give him receiving help around him.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:37:21 -0800
The Chicago Bears signed free-agent WR Marc Mariani (Titans) to a two-year deal. Financial terms were undisclosed.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:19:59 -0700
The Tennessee Titans released WR Marc Mariani Friday, Aug. 29.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:44:12 -0700
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.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:13:43 -0700
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.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:38:50 -0700
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.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:41:48 -0700
The Tennessee Titans re-signed WR Marc Mariani to a one-year contract Wednesday, March 19. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:25:46 -0700
Free-agent WR Marc Mariani (Titans) had a tryout with the San Diego Chargers Monday, March 17.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:31:02 -0700
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.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:54:45 -0800
The Tennessee Titans could be interested in re-signing impending free-agent WR Marc Mariani to a one-year deal this offseason. Mariani likely would have to compete for a roster spot during training camp.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:59:12 -0700
The Tennessee Titans have placed WR Marc Mariani (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 season.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:32:59 -0700
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.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:08:12 -0700
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.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 16:49:27 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (shoulder) will miss several weeks because of a shoulder injury he suffered in the first preseason game.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 13:44:37 -0700
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.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:43:50 -0700
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.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:33:15 -0700
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.
Tue, 28 May 2013 18:29:33 -0700
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."
Fri, 10 May 2013 12:54:54 -0700
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.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:55:38 -0700
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.
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:50:05 -0800
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (leg) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:24:43 -0700
The Tennessee Titans have placed WR Marc Mariani (leg) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 00:31:54 -0700
Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans WR/PR Marc Mariani (leg) broke both bones in his left leg. He had surgery Thursday, Aug. 23.
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:36:52 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (leg) suffered a broken left leg during the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23.
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:26:02 -0700
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.
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:12:38 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani caught punts in practice Sunday, July 29, with WR Damian Williams and WR Derrick Woods also seeing time fielding punts. Unsigned WR Kendall Wright is also expected to join the group once he is under contract.
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:34:04 -0700
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."
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:25:54 -0700
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.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 06:15:53 -0700
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."
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:38:46 -0700
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.
Sun, 06 May 2012 13:28:22 -0700
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.
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 19:01:26 -0700
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)."
Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:37:51 -0700
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.
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:55:36 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (hip) and LB Gerald McRath (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 6.
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:52:46 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (hip), TE Craig Stevens (ribs) and SS Chris Hope (forearm) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Sun, 11 Sep 2011 18:06:56 -0700
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.
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:04:14 -0700
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.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:56:37 -0700
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.
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:00:36 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (ankle) is not expected to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the New Orleans Saints.
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:57:41 -0700
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.
Fri, 06 May 2011 13:09:54 -0700
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team may use WR Marc Mariani as a slot receiver next season.
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:25:05 -0800
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.
Thu, 25 Nov 2010 20:38:47 -0800
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, according to John Glennon of The Tennessean. Mariani totaled 169 return yards, including an 87-yard punt return for touchdown which tied WR Billy Johnson for the second-longest punt return in franchise history.
Sun, 01 Aug 2010 17:06:12 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani performed well in practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Amber Harding, of Titans Online. Mariani caught numerous catches during the practice, including a 45-yard bomb down the left sideline.
Tue, 15 Jun 2010 09:48:37 -0700
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with seventh-round draft choices WR Marc Mariani and DT David Howard, according to The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.