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Detroit Prep Stars Talley, Butler Reunite In Green Bay

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    Back in mid-April as defensive end Ronald Talley was arriving in Green Bay for a pre-draft visit with the Packers, he was headed to baggage claim at the airport when he bumped into a familiar face.

    "It was out of the blue," Talley said of the chance meeting. "I was just getting my bags and all of a sudden I looked up, and I saw somebody I knew. It was cool."

    That somebody was tight end Carson Butler, who was on his way out of Green Bay after his own pre-draft visit to Lambeau Field. Talley and Butler had attended the same high school, Renaissance High in Detroit, and kept in touch a bit through college, but neither knew what was in store for the other's football future.

    Come to think of it, neither knew what was in store for his own football future at that time, before the draft. It turned out all 32 teams passed on both players in the draft, and those coincidental pre-draft visits to Green Bay resulted in free-agent contracts that have reunited the former ..

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