Marc Mariani

#80 WR / Chicago Bears / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 lb Age: 28 College: Montana Bye 7,18,19,20,21

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears' Marc Mariani: Finishes season with 300 receiving yards

    Mariani ended the 2015 campaign with 22 catches for 300 yards and no touchdowns. It was far and away the best season as a receiver for Mariani, who had made his living exclusively as a kick returner prior during his career. However, a number of injuries to the Bears' wideout corps opened up extended opportunities for Mariani, and he developed a surprising rapport with quarterback Jay Cutler. He saved his best work for Week 17 against the Lions, catching six balls for 80 yards while making the start with all of Alshon Jeffery, Marquess Wilson, and Eddie Royal sidelined by injury. Despite his accomplishments, there's no guarantee that Mariani will stick around with the Bears in 2016, especially after he routinely showed questionable ball security as a returner and rarely delivered explosive plays.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears' Marc Mariani: Will start in season finale

    Mariani will serve as one of the Bears' starting wideouts in Sunday's game against the Lions, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports. Mariani has been a source of great consistency the last five weeks, finishing with between two and three catches and 31 and 37 receiving yards in each contest. However, those numbers haven't translated to fantasy appeal, so even if Mariani benefits from increased primacy in the passing game Sunday with all of Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), Eddie Royal (illness), and Zach Miller (toe) ruled out, his ceiling remains low.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears' Marc Mariani: Catches two passes

    Mariani caught two of three targets for a season-high 37 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Redskins. Despite entering the game fourth on the Bears' depth chart at receiver, Mariani actually outpaced No. 2 wideout Eddie Royal (one catch for 15 yards) and No. 3 wideout Josh Bellamy (no catches) in production. Mariani has been a liability on the Bears' return unit this season, but he's been more productive offensively than at any point in his career. Still, with only 11 receptions and 157 receiving yards on the season, Mariani is hardly an appealing fantasy commodity.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears' Marc Mariani: Catches two passes in loss

    Mariani caught both of his targets and gained 33 yards in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the 49ers. Despite entering this season exclusively as a special teams player, Mariani has worked his way up the receiver depth chart to the point where he's often included in three- or four-wideout sets. He's notched at least one reception in five of the last six games, which has helped him compensate to an extent for his lack of reliability as a kick returner.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears' Marc Mariani: Notches first catch of season

    Mariani made his first catch of the season in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, gaining 19 yards on the reception. Mariani saw two targets in the game, bringing his total in the department up to six for the season. Although Eddie Royal (knee) seems unlikely to play in the Week 9 tilt with the Chargers, Mariani isn't expected to see a dramatic increase in offensive snaps as a result. His primary utility will continue to come in the return game.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears' Marc Mariani: Narrowly misses out on first points of 2015

    Mariani failed to catch any of his three targets in Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but did gain 20 yards on three punt returns. Mariani was nearly credited with his first points of the season when he hauled in a target from Jay Cutler on a fourth-quarter two-point attempt, but after an official review, it was determined that the receiver failed to break the plane of the goal line with the ball. Since the reception came on a two-point attempt, Mariani officially has no catches on the season, but it was merely surprising that Cutler even targeted him in such a crucial scenario. Due to his low placement on the Bears' receiver depth chart, Mariani will continue to provide most of his utility on special teams. He's averaging 9.7 yards on seven punt returns and 26 yards on seven kickoff returns this season.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Bears sign KR Marc Mariani, waive S Ahmad Dixon

    The Bears signed receiver/returner Marc Mariani to a two-year contract and waived rookie safety Ahmad Dixon, the team announced.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    TItans dump 20 players Saturday to reach roster limit

    The Titans dumped 20 players Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.Tennessee cut the following players: T Jeff Adams, CB Ri'Shard Anderson, RB Antonio Andrews, DL Chigbo Anunoby, K Maikon Bonani, CB Tommie Campbell, TE Chase Coffman, LB Brandon Copeland, QB Dominique Davis, DE Marcus Dixon, LB Moise Fokou, WR Marc Mariani, G Justin McCray, FB Collin Mooney, OL Eric Olsen, T William Poehls, WR Rico Richardson, WR Brian Robiskie, TE Jason Schepler and CB Winston Wright.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Titans announce first round of cuts

    The Titans announced the release of several players Friday, including wide receiver/kick returner Marc Mariani. Also gone are fullback Collin Mooney, defensive linemen Marcus Dixon and Chigbo Anunoby and offensive linemen Justin McCray and Jeff Adams.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Titans retain Marc Mariani

    The Titans re-signed returner Marc Mariani to a one-year contract. He hasn't played since 2011 due to injuries.

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