Titans release Marc Mariani on way to 53 players


The Titans haven’t officially announced any of their cuts yet, but some of the players receiving bad news are sharing the news ahead of the team.

One such player is wide receiver Marc Mariani. Mariani joined the team as a seventh-round pick in 2010 and spent his first two seasons as the team’s top kick and punt returner. He returned two punts and a kickoff for a touchdown over that span, but missed the last two years with a broken leg and a shoulder injury.

“All good things must come to an end,” Mariani said in a text to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “Hopefully I’ll land somewhere else soon.”

Defensive lineman Marcus Dixon also tweeted that the “Lord has something else in store for me.” Dixon played for the Jets from 2010-2012 and was out of the league last season.

Wyatt reports that the Titans have also released offensive lineman Justin McCray, fullback Colin Mooney, offensive lineman Jeff Adams and defensive lineman Chigbo Anunoby. That leaves them with 16 more moves to make before Saturday’s deadline.