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Titans Notes: Mariani breaks leg, McCourty signs new deal

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Mariani breaks left leg on punt return
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -
Tennessee returner Marc Mariani has broken his left leg at the end of a punt return in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals.

Replay showed his leg snapping near the calf as he went to the ground at the end of 14-yard return with 9:40 left in the first quarter Thursday night. He remained on the ground for several minutes as a team doctor put an air cast around his lower leg.

He was carted off the field after a few teammates came by to talk with him. A team spokesman announced Mariani would not return with a broken leg.

Mariani, a seventh-round draft pick out of Montana, was a Pro Bowl returner in 2010.

Titans sign CB Jason McCourty to new contract
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -
Titans cornerback Jason McCourty has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season.

The team announced McCourty signed the five-year extension Thursday before the Titans (1-1) hosted the Arizona Cardinals (1-2). The Tennessean reported the new deal was worth $43 million with $20 million in guarantees and bonuses.

A sixth-round pick in 2009 out of Rutgers, McCourty has started 24 of 42 career games with 182 tackles, four interceptions, a sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovered. He set a career-high with 107 tackles last season and led the team with 13 passes defensed. His two interceptions tied for the team lead.

He scored his first career touchdown last season recovering a blocked punt in the end zone Oct. 20 against Indianapolis.

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