Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Titans add Parmele, subtract Harper
By Paul Kuharsky
Another player from the AFC South has switched teams in the division.
The Titans have signed former Jaguars running back Jalen Parmele, who took eight carries 45 yards in a game against Tennessee last season.
He takes the place of Jamie Harper, who was released to make room on the roster.
John Glennon of The Tennessean reported the moves.
Parmele should be a better special-teams contributor than Harper. He will have the same position coach he did last year. Sylvester Croom also jumped from the Jaguars to the Titans and surely feels Parmele is an upgrade over Harper.
The Jaguars suffered a slew of running back injuries last year. Parmele played in 11 games before a sports hernia forced him to have season-ending surgery.
The new Titans back is 5-foot-11, 225 pounds -- roughly the same as Harper was listed (5-11, 233) though I suspect he was heavier.
The Jaguars brought in Justin Forsett to be their second back and drafted Denard Robinson as another backfield option. So they weren't interested in Parmele.
The Titans will now have a backfield group of Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene and Parmele.