Mariani should find a return job elsewhere

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marc Mariani was a likable underdog, and understandably so.

He went to the Pro Bowl as a seventh-round rookie out of Montana as a returner, suffered a gruesome broken leg in the preseason two years ago, and landed on IR again before last season.

Now, as first reported by Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Mariani has been cut.

He knew last night it was a possibility and left LP Field knowing it might be for the last time.

"It’ll suck to say goodbye, but it’s part of the gig," he said. "It’s been an amazing opportunity and I’ve loved my time here."

See him here in his final postgame chat.

I think he should be able to find work with a team that needs a return man. The Titans will lean on Leon Washington in that department.