Do an internet search on Landan Talley, and you’ll find very little.
Well … there is a wedding registry with a date that jumps out: June 26, 2010.
“We changed it. We’re looking at 2011, on May 26th,” the Calgary Stampeders hopeful said. “But now, we want to move that up, because that’s when camp would start in Calgary.
“We’ll maybe move to early May.”
Long-term planning is hard to do when you’re trying to make a go as professional football player.
A rookie receiver/returner from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., Talley is one of those players in training camp who arrive with very little known about them but possessing the potential to do big things.
One reason it’s hard to find out much about him, Talley said, is how much he’s moved around.
“I’m a military kid,” said the Navy brat. “I moved all around. I was born in Louisiana, moved to California and stayed in California until I was 12 years old and then moved to east coast, Florida.
“I was always on the move.”
That ability to move — and move quickly — appears to be his ticket in the CFL.
With the retirement of Markus Howell and the release of Demetris Summers, the Stampeders are in the market for a returner.
Talley will be vying for the job, along with the likes of fellow receivers Jonathan Lowe and Deon Murphy.
“When I was first told about the CFL, I heard about the field and thought, ‘Oh yes.’ There’s a lot more running, and I love that,’ ” Talley said. “Coming from a track family and background, I love to run. I’ll run all day. Hopefully, when I get on the field,
I’ll show what I can do.”
DB Jason Horton (chest) returned for Wednesday’s afternoon session after missing a few days. So did
WR P.K. Sam (cold) and
LB Chris Bowens (migraine), but OL Godfrey Ellis (knee) and DL Charleston Hughes (knee) missed the afternoon go-around after taking part in the morning … DL Eugene Kinlaw (knee), DL Derrick Gray (hip), DB Ronnie Amadi (quad), WR Johnny Forzani (hamstring) and DL Curtis Vizza (knee) did not practice.