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Draft Scout Steve Maneri News
12/17/14 - TE Steve Maneri signed with the Patriots on Wednesday. The 26-year-old has a history with New England, having spent 2010 on the practice squad as a tackle and then getting a look as a tight end in training camp this year. The 6-7, 280-pounder has played in 23 games, with 10 starts, totaling six catches for 52 yards with the Kansas City Chiefs (2011-12) and Chicago Bears (2013).
08/11/14 - TE Steve Maneri was signed by the Patriots Monday (Aug. 11). Maneri, 26, spent the 2010 season on the New England practice squad and went to training camp with the Patriots in 2011. The 6-foot-7, 280-pounder, has also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs (2011-12) and the Chicago Bears (2013). He spent part of the 2014 offseason with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Maneri was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Houston Texans out of Temple in 2010 but was released and claimed off waivers by the Patriots prior to the start of the regular season. He has played in 23 NFL games with 10 starts and has registered six receptions for 52 yards. A tight end in college, Houston signed Maneri and converted him to an offensive lineman and began his career with the Patriots as an offensive lineman. Last season, Maneri played in four games with one start for Chicago before being released by the Bears on Oct. 21, 2013.
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