by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/8/13) The Tennessean reports that the Titans released running back Jamie Harper and signed former Jacksonville running back Jalen Parmele. Tennessee had hoped the 5-11, 233-pound Harper would be a good change of pace back to complement Chris Johnson, but he leaves with 36 carries for 74 yards and four touchdowns over two seasons. Harper was bothered by an ankle injury at times last year and he wound up playing in 10 of the teams 16 games. The 5-11, 225-pound Parmele has played in 35 career NFL games over five seasons. He started two games last year for Jacksonville. One of his starts came Nov. 25 against the Titans, when Parmele carried eight times for 45 yards. Parmele went on injured reserve for the remainder of the year after suffering a groin injury in that game.
We once had high hopes for Jamie Harper but it looks like he'll play third fiddle in the Titans' run game. That's because Chris Johnson remains the lead back with Shonn Greene brought in via free agency to aid him. Harper will languish on the bench unless something happens to one of the backs in front of him. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters. (Updated 4/26/13)