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Draft Scout Steve Maneri News
05/31/14 - TE Steve Maneri had his contract terminated by the Buccaneers on May 12.
10/22/13 - TE Steve Maneri was cut to make room for QB Jordan Palmer. They were using guard Eben Britton as an extra blocker in an unbalanced line much of the time on running plays rather than use Maneri.
03/21/13 - TE Steve Maneri agreed to a two-year deal with the Chicago Bears. Financial terms were not disclosed.
A tight end at Temple, Maneri has moved between tight end and offensive tackle during his first three NFL seasons. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans, who attempted to convert him to tackle.
After spending most of the 2010 season on the New England Patriots' practice squad, Maneri landed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011 and emerged as a solid blocking tight end who was often used in short-yardage running situations by the Chiefs.
Maneri, 6-feet-7 and 280 pounds, has started nine of the 19 games he has appeared in over the past two seasons, catching six passes for 52 yards
12/21/12 - TE Steve Maneri may get to see a lot of playing time this Sunday against Indianapolis with starter Tony Moeaki doubtful because of a concussion. Converted back to his college (Temple) position by the Chiefs this season, Maneri has played in most cases as a blocker. He's caught five passes for 51 yards.
11/07/12 - TE Steve Maneri continues to battle through a sprained ankle that's limited his running ability but not his blocking skills. Maneri has been dealing with the injury for several weeks, but other than being limited in practice at times, he's not missed any opportunities to play or practice.