Oakland Raiders Reportedly Sign WR/KR Roscoe Parrish

– Aug 28, 2012

The Oakland Raiders have signed wide receiver and kick returner Roscoe Parrish, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.

Parrish, 29, has spent all seven of his seasons with the Buffalo Bills after being drafted by them in the second-round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

He was cut by the San Diego Chargers on Monday after signing a one-year contract with them on April 11.

The former Miami Hurricane standout has accumulated 134 receptions for 1,502 yards and 7 receiving touchdowns throughout his NFL career.

More importantly to the Raiders, he has made an impact in the return game with 1,622 yards and 3 touchdowns on 135 career returns.

With the injuries to wide receivers Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore, the Raiders have been looking for someone to take their place in the return game.

Bryan McCann and Taiwan Jones, who have been returning kicks for the most part, have not impressed Raiders’ head coach Dennis Allen.

On Monday, Allen hinted at the idea of second-year cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke getting some reps at punt returner.

If the signing holds to be true, McCann might be in danger of losing his roster spot as the team could carry an extra wide receiver opposed to an extra cornerback.


The Raiders have yet to confirm or deny the signing of Parrish and would need to make a corresponding roster move in order to keep the roster under 75 players.

Raider Nation Times will closely monitor this situation as well as other player movement as the Raiders look to finalize their 53-man roster.

UPDATE- 11:01 AM PST- The Raiders have officially signed Parrish, according to the team's official website. In order to make room for him on the roster, they have waived/injured OL Zach Hurd.

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