I hope you're sitting down for this. The San Francisco 49ers will not in fact sign wide receiver Marc Mariani. Earlier this week we learned the team had expressed interest in Mariani. There was no follow-up, and now Chicago Bears beat writer Brad Biggs is reporting the Bears have agreed to a one-year deal with Mariani.
I know this is absolutely crushing to everyone here. Hopefully people will be able to move on past this crushing blow. The 49ers wide receiver corps could use a boost to its depth, and unfortunately, Mariani will not be the guy to help.