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Jalen Parmele | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 223
College: Toledo
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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

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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

Coach Mike Mularkey confirmed Monday that he will stick with Jalen Parmele as the Jaguars' starting tailback in Week 12 versus Tennessee.

Rashad Jennings has been demoted due to ineffectiveness. The Titans do not have an imposing run defense, so Parmele will be on the flex radar after rushing 24 times for 80 yards and catching three passes against a stout Texans defense in Week 11. Although he's managed just 3.6 yards per carry in his career, Parmele ran a 4.47 forty at 6-foot, 222 during the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine. He's more of a straight-line runner in the Jackie Battle mold.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 02:36:00 PM

Jalen Parmele started at running back against the Texans in Week 11 and rushed for 80 yards on 24 carries.

Parmele earned starting duties over the unimpressive Rashad Jennings on Sunday and gave the Jaguars some resemblance of a running game for the first time in weeks. Jennings carried the ball three times for negative-one yard. Parmele added three catches for three yards. Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is aiming for a Week 13 return, but that's far from certain. Parmele would likely get the start next week against the Titans if MJD can't go.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 06:05:00 PM

Jalen Parmele started at running back for the Jaguars over Rashad Jennings in Week 11.

Jennings has been absolutely brutal in four starts in place of Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) of late. He averaged a lousy 2.87 YPC in those games on 61 carries. Parmele is nothing special in his own right, but Jacksonville needs to put together something on the ground to give them even a slight chance to win. Both backs will likely split work throughout the afternoon.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 01:14:00 PM

Jaguars signed RB Jalen Parmele.

The Jags' twitter feed lists Parmele as a running back/fullback hybrid. Perhaps the fourth-year back has added weight to increase his flexibility in the fight for a back-end roster spot. Parmele accrued just seven rushing attempts with the Ravens from 2008-2010. He should get a look on kickoff returns this summer.
Tue, May 1, 2012 01:56:00 PM

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