Titans Sign Marc Mariani

After having spent the past couple of seasons in Chicago, Marc Mariani is back in Tennessee. According to Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com, the Titans have signed the veteran WR/KR. The team has waived wideout¬†Tre McBride to make the necessary roster spot, tweets ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

Jan 3, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Marc Mariani (80) during the game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The former seventh-round pick broke onto the scene with the Titans as a rookie in 2010. The returner ended up making the Pro Bowl that season after having collected 27 punts for 329 yards and a touchdown and another 60 kickoffs for 1,530 yards and a touchdown. 2011 was another solid season for Mariani, but injuries kept him off the field in 2012 and 2013.

The receiver was ultimately cut by the Titans, and he landed on the Bears. In 2015, the 29-year-old finished with 29 punt returns for 129 yards, as well as 16 kick returns for 418 yards. Mariani also finished with career-highs in receptions (22) and receiving yards (300). The Bears re-signed the veteran this offseason, but he was cut by the squad this weekend.

McBride, a seventh-round pick out of William & Mary, initially made the Titans roster over former second-rounder Justin Hunter.

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