Titans Agree to Terms with WR Marc Mariani


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with WR Marc Mariani on a one-year contract.

"I am truly excited and thankful to say that I will be back in TwoTone Blue next year in TitanNation! Can't wait to get back and get started," Mariani posted to his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon.




Mariani spent the last two years on injured reserve with a broken leg in 2012 and a shoulder injury in 2013. He played in 32 games during his first two seasons in the NFL with the Titans.

He earned Pro Bowl honors as a kick returner as a rookie in 2010. For his career, he has scored three return touchdowns (2 punts/1 kickoff), registered an 11.2-yard punt return average and a 24.8-yard kickoff average.

Additionally as a receiver, he has posted five career receptions for 24 yards. His 2010 kick return total (1,859 yards on punts and kickoffs) set a franchise record, breaking Derrick Mason's previous mark from 2000.

Mariani originally joined the Titans as a seventh-round draft choice in 2010 from the University of Montana.


• In 2011, appeared in all 16 games as a reserve, ranking seventh in the AFC with a 10.7 punt return avg. and finishing eighth in the AFC with a 23.4 kickoff return avg.

• As a rookie in 2010, named to the Pro Bowl as a return specialist. Finished second in the AFC and fourth in the NFL with a 12.2-yard punt return avg., while finishing fourth in the AFC with 25.5-yard kickoff return avg.

• Set the franchise record for the most total return yards on punts and kickoffs in franchise history with 1,859 yards. His 2010 total exceeded Derrick Mason's previous record of 1,794 yards in 2000.

• Became the second Titans/Oilers player to record a punt return
touchdown and kickoff return touchdown in the same regular season. Billy Johnson did it in both 1975 and 1977.

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