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Roscoe Parrish is on the trade block again

Drafted by the Mike Mularkey Bills in 2005, wide receiver Roscoe Parrish has had four different offensive coordinators during his tenure in Buffalo.

And none of them have known exactly what to do with him.

So with Parrish mostly riding the pine these days, the Bills have decided to see what they can get for him.

A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that Parrish is on the trade block and he could be dealt as soon as the week.

Possible destinations include the Chiefs, Jaguars, and Redskins. 

The Bills are rather short on the offensive line, but it seems more likely that Buffalo would be able to get a late-round draft pick in exchange for Parrish, who is under contract through 2011.

Parrish has no catches on the season as a wide receiver.  He has one punt return for five yards.

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29 Responses to “Roscoe Parrish is on the trade block again”
  1. Seeryer says: Sep 21, 2009 2:45 PM

    JAGS – Reggie Nelson for Roscoe Parrish and a future 5th rounder. Make the deal now.

  2. bearsrule says: Sep 21, 2009 2:46 PM

    My first question: Who the hell is Roscoe Parrish ?
    My second question: See question #1.

  3. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 21, 2009 2:48 PM

    he looked good on Sunday.

  4. Scrip Club Lover says: Sep 21, 2009 2:54 PM

    He’s a luxury.
    Great special teamer. Nothing more, nothing less.

  5. Chris says: Sep 21, 2009 2:56 PM

    bearsrule says:
    September 21, 2009 2:46 PM
    My first question: Who the hell is Roscoe Parrish ?
    My second question: See question #1.
    He currently holds the NFL record for average yards per punt return. Very under rated special teams guy who wants to play Offense but can’t…
    I really hope the Bills deal him but he is the best punt returner in the leauge.

  6. Plankshelmet says: Sep 21, 2009 2:58 PM

    Wasn’t he the deputy on the Dukes of Hazard tv show ?

  7. Big Stretch says: Sep 21, 2009 2:59 PM

    why am i still having to log in multiple times a day?
    The fact that the Bills can’t figure out what to do with Roscoe is yet another reason they finish 8-8 year after year. I like Jauron as a DC, but the lack of creativity during his tenure as a HC is inexcusable. To those people who doubt Parrish’s ability to produce because of his size, do I really need to start naming names of diminutive players who have produced at the NFL level? The best QB in the league is barely 6′ tall, how about Sproles at 5’7″ or 5’9″ Welker.

  8. Seeryer says: Sep 21, 2009 3:04 PM

    Roscoe is great return guy and a guy that can make some plays in the open field from the slot. Too many WRs in Buffalo with TO, Josh Reed and Lee Evans for Parrish to make an impact.

  9. emulcifier says: Sep 21, 2009 3:06 PM

    Speed kills and he has a ton of it. I really think that he can be a serious weapon if a team uses him right.

  10. Great Smoky says: Sep 21, 2009 3:07 PM

    Every time I hear about Roscoe Parrish I think of Marlin Briscoe, who also played for the Bills.
    Roscoe, Briscoe…
    Hey, I might name my next dog Roscoe Briscoe. It sort of rolls off the tongue.

  11. North Killadelphia says: Sep 21, 2009 3:09 PM

    How about Atlanta as a destination? With Mularkey as the OC there now he might want to finish what he started when he drafted Roscoe. Also with Douglas going down and Norwood’s status up in the air, Parrish’s value as a return man could help.

  12. m2002m says: Sep 21, 2009 3:13 PM

    Any reason why they would be the possible destinations?

  13. jts28 says: Sep 21, 2009 3:20 PM

    Ravens could use another WR/returner.

  14. Rex Grossman says: Sep 21, 2009 3:21 PM

    PFT’s Mike Florio picked the Redskins to win the Super Bowl. Just saying.

  15. schism says: Sep 21, 2009 3:22 PM

    He’s a decent special teams guy, doesn’t make alot of mistakes, but he’s only 170 lbs

  16. emulcifier says: Sep 21, 2009 3:27 PM

    Possible destination? Anywhere willing to trade O-liners. The Bills are one serious injury from Roscoe playing Tackle.

  17. yashi says: Sep 21, 2009 3:57 PM

    The Chiefs already found a slot WR/punt returner in Bobby Wade.

  18. NFLPERDIEM says: Sep 21, 2009 4:10 PM


  19. CapsLockKey says: Sep 21, 2009 4:20 PM

    “Wasn’t he the deputy on the Dukes of Hazard tv show ?”
    Nah, he was the Sheriff. You are thinking of Curtis Enis.

  20. rollo404 says: Sep 21, 2009 4:39 PM

    News flash!!!! Bobby Wade was horrendous at returning punts on Sunday. Roscoe Parrish the Chiefs will gladly take your services (best punt return average in the nfl) for a pick in the late rounds. Our special teams suck!

  21. bearsrule says: Sep 21, 2009 4:53 PM

    Thanks to everyone.

  22. Ralphie says: Sep 21, 2009 5:51 PM

    Plankshelmet says:
    September 21, 2009 2:58 PM
    “Wasn’t he the deputy on the Dukes of Hazard tv show ?”
    Nah, you’re thinking of Roscoe P Coltrane. He was the sheriff and Boss Hoggs right hand man.
    I can see your confusion however. Many people forget that Roscoe P Coltrane returned punts at Alabama in 1963-64. The same years that Forrest Gump played there.

  23. csloan99 says: Sep 21, 2009 6:22 PM

    Denver needs a kick/punt returner!!

  24. Thor says: Sep 21, 2009 6:25 PM

    I would argue that Atlanta would be a good destination. Mularkey is the OC and they lost Harry Douglass this year. Parrish is a very similar player.

  25. JoeSchmoe says: Sep 21, 2009 6:41 PM

    Denver needs a lot more than a punt returner… biggest BS 2 and 0 record ever put on the books. They could finish 2-14 easily…

  26. steeler-hater says: Sep 21, 2009 7:33 PM

    Attention Ralph Wilson:

  27. Patrick Moran says: Sep 21, 2009 7:34 PM

    It’s been a crazy day in Bills land..

  28. Dave_Bords says: Sep 22, 2009 3:11 PM

    In the Rock Pile we go nuts when Roscoe gets his hands on the ball; in my opinion the most exciting player on the team. Something has to be said about his inability to play a more prominent role in the offense, but as a special teamer he is outstanding.

  29. bills#1 says: Sep 22, 2009 7:38 PM

    I heard the colts are working on a one year deal with marvin harrison to trade to buffalo for parish and josh reed and the bills also getting a 3rd round pick

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