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Jalen Parmele | Running Back

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 223
College: Toledo
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Jalen Parmele will be the Cardinals' short-yardage and goal-line back going forward.
That's what Bruce Arians announced on Friday. Stepfan Taylor will not get goal-line carries in Jonathan Dwyer's absence, and nor will Andre Ellington. A 28-year-old journeyman, Parmele carries little or no fantasy value. Sep 19 - 3:46 PM
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Cardinals signed RB Jalen Parmele.

He's taking the roster spot of Jonathan Dwyer (reserve/NFI list). Parmele slots in at No. 4 on the depth chart, behind Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor and Robert Hughes. He'd need a lot to happen to come into fantasy value.
Sep 18 - 3:16 PM

Cardinals released DT Isaac Sopoaga, LB Marcus Benard and RB Jalen Parmele.

Parmele has 47 career carries for 187 yards, but has not played a game since 2012. Sopoaga was signed in the aftermath of Darnell Dockett's season-ending knee injury, but lasted only nine days on the roster. Benard had 17 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 12 games with Arizona last season.
Aug 29 - 9:45 PM

Cardinals signed RB Jalen Parmele, OT Cory Brandon, WR Kevin Ozier and CB Jimmy Legree.

Parmele is the "name" signing. A 2008 sixth-round pick, Parmele carried the ball 40 times for the Jaguars in 2012, but has only 47 career totes. He's a camp body.
May 27 - 7:47 PM

Titans waived RB Jalen Parmele.

He was a longshot behind Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene, and Jackie Battle.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 02:07:00 PM

Titans agreed to terms with RB Jalen Parmele, formerly of the Jaguars.

He's replacing Jamie Harper, who was waived on Wednesday. Per the Nashville Tennessean's John Glennon, the Titans view Parmele as a better receiver and special teamer than Harper, who was used as a battering ram brute in the running game. Parmele averaged just 3.6 yards on his 40 carries last season, but the depth chart is wide open behind Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene.
Wed, May 8, 2013 01:42:00 PM

The Titans hosted RB Jalen Parmele for a free-agent visit on Friday.

Parmele visited the Seahawks in early April but has otherwise generated no legitimate interest. He's a plodding runner with some special teams value.
Fri, May 3, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Free agent RB Jalen Parmele visited the Seahawks.

As part of the Jaguars' injury-ravaged backfield last year, Parmele recorded 40 carries for 143 yards and no touchdowns. But in reality, he's a borderline NFL player that focuses mostly on lead-blocking and special teams. Parmele can also help out on kick returns in a pinch.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Jaguars RB Jalen Parmele (injured reserve) underwent surgery Thursday to repair his partially torn groin.

There's no word yet on a timetable. If it was sports hernia surgery, Parmele could be running again in a few weeks. A fringe roster type, Parmele is due to reach free agency in 2013.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 03:27:00 PM

Jags RB Jalen Parmele (IR, groin) will visit a specialist on Wednesday to determine if he needs surgery.

Parmele earned a game ball for fighting his way back into last week's win despite a pulled groin. He ended up with a partial tear in his muscle. The injury won't help Parmele's chances of earning a 2013 roster spot.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 09:24:00 AM

Jaguars placed RB Jalen Parmele (groin) and CB Will Middleton (concussion) on season-ending injured reserve.

Parmele returned to the game after injuring his groin on the first drive and appears to have done more extensive damage while dragging his leg on a fourth-quarter run. It's a multi-week injury, suggesting surgery will be an option. With Parmele and Maurice Jones-Drew out, Rashad Jennings has another shot at feature-back duties at an improving Buffalo defense in Week 13. Parmele can be discarded in Dynasty leagues, as he won't be guaranteed a roster spot in 2013.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 04:07:00 PM

Jalen Parmele (groin) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Parmele pulled his groin early in the first quarter against the Titans and spent 1.5 quarters trying to get it loose on the sideline. He briefly returned in the second half, but was running on one leg. Coach Mike Mularkey had high praise for Parmele's effort. "You're talking about a guy dragging his leg, literally, through the hole while he's running over defenders. One of the toughest performances I've seen a player have since I've been in this league." If Parmele can't go in Week 13, Mularkey will have to turn back to Rashad Jennings. Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) still isn't ready.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 10:38:00 AM

Jalen Parmele aggravated his leg injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 12 game versus the Titans.

Parmele spent 1.5 quarters on the stationary bike and standing on the sideline after injuring the leg early in the first quarter. He had eight carries for 45 yards and one reception for 7 yards before limping on a pitch like a wounded bison in the middle of the fourth quarter. He's almost certainly done for the day, and the injury may put his status in jeopardy for Week 13 at Buffalo.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 03:42:00 PM

Jalen Parmele exited Sunday's game early in the first quarter with a leg injury.

Parmele was pedaling away on the stationary bike, suggesting a soft tissue injury such as a hamstring. His first carry went for 13 yards, but Rashad Jennings took over from there, stealing a 1-yard touchdown. Parmele returned just before halftime after missing roughly a quarter and a half.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 01:28:00 PM

Jalen Parmele played on 61-of-66 offensive snaps in the Jaguars' Week 11 loss to the Texans.

Rashad Jennings (seven snaps) wasn't just demoted -- he was completely taken out of the gameplan. Parmele was a three-down back, racking up 27 touches. Coach Mike Mularkey has since confirmed that he's sticking with Parmele as his feature back for this week's game against the Titans' No. 28 run defense. He's on the low-end RB2/flex radar.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 10:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Logan Thomas
RB1Andre Ellington
2Stepfan Taylor
3Jalen Parmele
GLB1Stepfan Taylor
2Andre Ellington
3RB1Andre Ellington
2Stepfan Taylor
FB1Robert Hughes
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown
3Ted Ginn
WR21Michael Floyd
2Jaron Brown
WR31John Brown
TE1John Carlson
2Troy Niklas
3Rob Housler
4Darren Fells
K1Chandler Catanzaro