Titans place Marc Mariani on IR in trimming to 75

The Tennessee Titans have placed receiver and returner Marc

Mariani on injured reserve in trimming the roster to 75 before

Monday’s deadline.

Mariani was hurt Thursday night at the end of a punt return in a

32-27 win over Arizona with a compound fracture where both bones in

his lower left leg snapped. He was carted off the field and was in

surgery before the game ended.

The Titans also put rookie safety Markelle Martin on the

physically-unable-to-perform list, keeping him off the active

roster for the first six weeks of the season.

Tennessee also released center William Vlachos; punter/kicker

Will Batson; guard George Bias; receivers Chase Deadder, LaQuinton

Evans and Marcus Harris; tight end Joey Haynos; tackle Jonathan

Palmer; safety Christian Scott; and quarterback Nick Stephens.