Bills Reportedly Shopping Roscoe Parrish In Trade Talks


Published: April 10, 2009


... Bills' fans learned that receiver is Roscoe Parrish.

Lee Evans and Owens clearly are the No. 1 and No. 2 receivers in Buffalo for the coming season, and Josh Reed looks to be the best option at No. 3. 

In 2008, Reed was a virtual first down machine. Of his 56 catches, 36 went for first downs, and he finished last season with 56 catches for 597 yards and one TD.

Parrish proved to be a liability at receiver last season. Poor route running and a failure to separate from defenders made him almost invisible in the Bills offense last season. 

Parrish caught only 24 passes and was routinely covered by opposing linebackers making it easier for teams to double cover Evans. 

The coaching staff hoped Parrish could give defenses fits when he got to the open field with the ball in his hands. 

Unfortunately, Parrish had trouble hanging on to deep passes which made him one dimensional as a receiver and took away his greatest stren...

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