New York Jets 2015 Training Camp Profile: Ronald Talley


Ronald Talley is going into his fourth NFL season this summer with the New York Jets. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Green Bay Packers following the 2009 NFL Draft. Talley measures out at 6’3″ and tips the scales at 283 pounds. He spent the 2014 season out of football after being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during camp last year.

Talley played his college ball at the University of Notre Dame before leaving the University six games into his sophomore season. Reportedly, Talley wasn’t happy with his playing time, and the departure was mutually agreed upon with the University. Talley proceeded to enroll at the University of Delaware, where he finished out his collegiate career.

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Talley spent his rookie season sitting on the Packers’ practice squad.  Returning to the Packers in 2010, Talley competed through camp before not making the final cut. In November of 2010, the Arizona Cardinals signed Talley to their practice squad. He played three years with Todd Bowles in Arizona and appeared in 15 games. Talley’s lone NFL start came back in 2012. For his career, Talley has played in just 15 games, posting 14 tackles, 10 solo, and 1 sack.

Talley signed with the Jets on March 4th 2015. The signing reunites him with his former defensive coordinator in Bowles. Talley hasn’t made many highlight reels in his career but he’s a player that has basically bounced back and forth on various practice squads throughout his early career.

Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive end Ronald Talley against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With limited experience and very little production thus far in his career, I have to believe the Jets brought him in to be a camp body. Maybe Bowles thinks he could be a contributor on special teams but he definitely liked something about this player from their time in Arizona.

Keep an eye on the 29 year old this summer. Bowles and Maccagnan have shown they have a nose for talent, so maybe Talley has more than his stats would lead you to believe. Stats don’t tell the whole story sometimes, so who knows? That’s his career in a nutshell as he has a long battle ahead of him if he wants to stick around on the Jets.

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