The Michigan Panthers have signed wide receiver Siasi Mariner. Mariner was most recently in the CFL with the Ottawa RedBlacks. The move comes not long after the team placed defensive back KiAnte Hardin on injured reserve.

Siaosi Mariner – Utah State (27 y/o, 6’2, 190 lbs)

Mariner played his first 3 seasons with Utah from 2016 to 2018 playing in 36 games with 21 starts. He recorded 52 receptions for 785 yards and 4 touchdowns with the program.

He played his final season with Utah State in 2019 where he started in all 13 games. He caught 63 passes for 987 yards and 10 touchdowns. Following the season he was named Second Team All-Mountain West.

On his pro day in 2020, he performed a 4.5-second 40-yard dash, a 7-second three-cone, and a 37-inch vertical.

Mariner signed with the Las Vegas Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and was waived at the end of July. He was shortly after picked up by the Baltimore Ravens although he was waived amid final roster cuts.

He signed with the Ottawa RedBlacks in the CFL ahead of the 2021 season. After spending most of the season on the practice roster, Mariner was elevated to the active roster to start at receiver for the final 3 games of the season over which time he recorded 8 catches for 98 yards and a touchdown.

Mariner played in every game he was healthy in 2023 appearing in 13 games with 12 of those being listed as a starter. He was listed on the 1-game injured list for 5 of Ottawa’s 18 games last year. He caught 28 of his 18 targets for 219 yards and a touchdown over the season. He showed flashes of high potential but it was somewhat difficult to gauge how his ceiling is as his target share was on the low end as he finished 7th on the team in targets.

Mariner became a free agent on February 13 having not had his contract extended over an offseason which saw the RedBlacks trade for wide receiver Dominique Rhymes from the BC Lions.

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Jonathan Clink
Jonathan Clink will work as UFL News Hub's primary correspondent covering the Michigan Panthers for the 2024. He has written over 250 articles covering the Canadian Football League prior to joining UFL News Hub. Clink is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a background in several other sports as well having played soccer, basketball, and hockey competitively.

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