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Chargers add Roscoe Parrish

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Chargers owner Dean Spanos recently explained that, by not re-signing receiver Vincent Jackson, the team was able to bring in multiple additional free agents.

The Chargers have now added their third receiver since Jackson left.

Per a league source, the Chargers have agreed to terms with former Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish on a one-year deal.

Primarily a return specialist, Parrish had spent all seven of his NFL seasons with the Bills after joining the team via round two of the 2005 draft.  He appeared in only two games last season, missing the remainder with an ankle injury.

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41 Responses to “Chargers add Roscoe Parrish”
  1. i10east says: Apr 3, 2012 7:12 PM

    No problem now! They have now instantly replaced V-Jax with this signing……..

  2. trbowman says: Apr 3, 2012 7:12 PM

    Good player who has just had some injury problems. Wish him the best of luck in San Diego.

  3. mmcdan133 says: Apr 3, 2012 7:14 PM

    I always remember him as the guy who spent 20% of his rookie contract on a Bentley.

  4. jameslongstaffe says: Apr 3, 2012 7:14 PM

    Arriba los Chargers!!

  5. tfbuckfutter says: Apr 3, 2012 7:16 PM

    Quantity is always better than quality.

    Unless you’re engaged in some sort of competition or something.

    Which….clearly the Chargers are not.

  6. lennydpocketqb says: Apr 3, 2012 7:43 PM

    Great move. Players leave Buffalo and usually have a good year or two when freed from B-Lo. This includes everyone but Lee Evans.

  7. wetbackattack says: Apr 3, 2012 7:49 PM

    I see A.J. Is continuing to load up on offensive players and ignore defense! Weren’t the Bolts dead last on 3rd down defense last season?

  8. cambodianbreastmilk says: Apr 3, 2012 7:52 PM

    Like it or not, that makes for a pretty interesting WR corps for Chargers. They lose VJ but sign Robert Mecham, Eddie Royal and Roscoe Parrish…plus they still have Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown who played pretty well the 2nd half of last year. Looks good on paper.

  9. sullijo1 says: Apr 3, 2012 8:06 PM

    Must have realized already that Eddie Royal can’t get separation off the LOS.

  10. philvil41 says: Apr 3, 2012 8:13 PM

    I can’t wait until someone from the Raiders secondary[Mike Mitchell or Tyvon Branch}knocks his scrawney head off when he tries to go over the middle.That is if he doesn’t get hurt and placed on IR when he sneezes before the season starts.

  11. godcanfirealdavis says: Apr 3, 2012 8:14 PM

    Go bucs….

  12. rayguyreturns says: Apr 3, 2012 8:21 PM

    “sullijo1 says:
    Must have realized already that Eddie Royal can’t get separation off the LOS.”
    _____________________________________
    We can assume you meant to add at the end:
    “unless he’s “covered” by MeAngelo Hall”

  13. louiebills says: Apr 3, 2012 8:23 PM

    Class act player, I wish him the best!!!

  14. tfbuckfutter says: Apr 3, 2012 8:29 PM

    I like when the Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down for my post is equal to the Chargers record in a best-case scenario.

    And the post under mine is their record after 4 games.

    (8-8 and 1-3, FTR)

  15. toddzman says: Apr 3, 2012 8:42 PM

    If healthy he’s a great signing! He brings diversity to an offensive approach…….speed, slot, underneath, go patterns, end around running plays, wildcat backfield options AND terrific return game. However he must stay healthy. As an avid Bills fan, I watched him in training camp, pre season and regular season action. Tremendously talented athlete….. a possible game changer IF he stays healthy. For his career sake I hope he does find the magic potion (except vs Bills). Big IF though. Good luck Roscoe.

  16. cantankerous503 says: Apr 3, 2012 9:02 PM

    A fearless punt returner. He is electric. Good luck ‘Sco.

  17. despinosa8 says: Apr 3, 2012 9:10 PM

    As a
    Raider fan i LOVE Spanos, LMFAO…

  18. ziggy24 says: Apr 3, 2012 9:22 PM

    last i checked who is throwing the ball to vj

  19. lanzurrah says: Apr 3, 2012 9:32 PM

    Let’s see…Rivers has a terrible year with Vincent Jackson in the lineup the entire year last year….

    He has an awesome year the year before with Jackson only suiting up 3 games, and having Patrick Crayton as his #1 WR and a bunch of scrubs and UDFA rookies for the majority of the season.

    The passing game will be fine, and much more effective with this corps of Meachem, Floyd, Gates, Royal, Brown, Parrish, and McMichael.

    Some of you act like they lost Calvin Johnson, or Fitzgerald or something. Jackson is closer to a Brandon Marshall or Santonio Holmes class of WR.

  20. ziggy24 says: Apr 3, 2012 9:33 PM

    all i can say im die hard charger fan win the west ty fu manning lol

  21. wwwmattcom says: Apr 3, 2012 10:02 PM

    Roscoe has god given talent and speed. He can be a deep threat or a great crossing route reciever leaving the d in the dust. I wanted Buffalo to sign him back. Oh well guess it is a WR with the 10th overall pick.

  22. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 3, 2012 10:10 PM

    Remember ALL those years the Chargers were loaded with talent and super bowl favorites?

    That “dynasty” window is now slamming shut.

    Still won’t stop EVERY commentator from saying: (after a San Diego 2-4 start)

    “These Charges always get off to a slow start but then watch out!”

  23. qdizzle says: Apr 3, 2012 10:31 PM

    We need help on special team because we had nothing happening on kick off & punt return. We have 2nd year Vincent Brown who played his ass off last year for a rookie too.

    The Chargers will address the defensive line in the draft.

  24. rabidbillsfan says: Apr 3, 2012 10:39 PM

    Good, I wish you the best Roscoe. Jauron was a fool to waste your prime years, benching you in favor of Fred Jackson on PR’s. That offense could have been much better with Roscoe getting playing time. Chan has come in and completly changed this team, a year ago Roscoe was the teams 3rd best receiving option before injury, now he’s gone on to another team.

  25. jaialaicharger says: Apr 3, 2012 10:42 PM

    despinosa8 says:
    Apr 3, 2012 9:10 PM
    As a
    Raider fan i LOVE Spanos, LMFAO…
    ———————————————–
    Not much to love as a Raider fan, As a Charger fan LMAO at the Raiders

  26. billsfan1 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:45 PM

    love the raiders fans talking smack….. this is perfect for san diego because he can be dynamic (if healthy- big if). if you want to know where he is on the field, just look for Michael Huff looking confused- oh wait.. that could be any receiver….

    actually everybody will be looking at lazy mexican raiders fans fighting with one another in the stands…”committment to excellence”

  27. catquick says: Apr 3, 2012 10:53 PM

    I always liked Roscoe, nut he’s just too small to go over the middle in the NFL. He’s listed at about 180 or so, but more likely he’s about 150. He broke his wrist 2 yrs ago and went on the IR, and last yr in game 2 broke his ankle and went on the IR. He’s approaching 30 yrs old too. He also had a fumbling problem that got him benched under Jauron. It looks like he’s starting to turn to glass. I wish him well, but if there was anything left , the Bills would have signed him.

  28. rohlo says: Apr 3, 2012 10:55 PM

    despinosa8 says:
    Apr 3, 2012 9:10 PM
    As a
    Raider fan i LOVE Spanos, LMFAO…

    Yeah a raider fan talking sh@t… raiders have gotten worse during this off season and their 1st and second round picks belong to cinncinati due to that great trade for c palmer..how did that work out for ya last season.. michael bush played just as well as mcfadden the injury machine.. have fun in the cellar this year raider nation!!! alot of us dont like aj,but he has a better track record than anything the raiders have had since he came on as chargers gm……nuff said!!! worry about your own team.!!!

  29. atwatercrushesokoye says: Apr 3, 2012 11:06 PM

    Replacing a number 1 receiver with 3 number 3 receivers always works doesn’t it?

  30. toddfather says: Apr 3, 2012 11:16 PM

    Love to see what this guy could do with a great QB and hopefully staying healthy.

  31. johanneschimpo says: Apr 3, 2012 11:24 PM

    billsfan1 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:45 PM

    love the raiders fans talking smack….. this is perfect for san diego because he can be dynamic (if healthy- big if). if you want to know where he is on the field, just look for Michael Huff looking confused- oh wait.. that could be any receiver….

    actually everybody will be looking at lazy mexican raiders fans fighting with one another in the stands…”committment to excellence”
    ———–
    That is the hardest I’ve ever laughed at a comment on here. Thank you for that.

    “Why don’t you come over here and say that?” “No, why don’t you come over here?”

  32. Jim says: Apr 3, 2012 11:48 PM

    Good luck Roscoe. We’ll miss you!

  33. demgoodoleboys says: Apr 3, 2012 11:50 PM

    cambodianbreastmilk!! Excellent scene name. Great point about the WR’s, it should be interesting year.

  34. t3dstrik3r says: Apr 4, 2012 12:19 AM

    atwatercrushesokoye | Apr 3, 2012, 8:06 PM PDT
    Replacing a number 1 receiver with 3 number 3 receivers always works doesn’t it?
    ——–
    Good thing there’s still Gates, who’s been as good as almost any “number 1 receiver” for the past 8 years, and Malcolm Floyd, who is a perfect number two WR. So yeah, having three or four solid vets battling each other for playing time usually works out.

    Bolts will easily put up 30 ppg next season with all the weapons they have. With just a small improvement on defense, this team will be back in the playoffs. Sorry Faider fans, but you’re looking at another season in the gutter.

  35. kgun80 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:17 AM

    Good return man… If he stays healthy they have an awesome slot guy. V Jacks awesome but we have seen Rivers make average receivers look good.. And Floyd is underrated ..Antonio Gates when healthy is dangerous

  36. trubroncfan07 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:39 AM

    Boy the Chargers are signing all the undersize players. Royal and Parrish are basically the same player.

  37. oside760 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:41 AM

    chargers are trying to make this the year of the return man

  38. oside760 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:44 AM

    Like it or not, that makes for a pretty interesting WR corps for Chargers. They lose VJ but sign Robert Mecham, Eddie Royal and Roscoe Parrish…plus they still have Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown who played pretty well the 2nd half of last year. “LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER”.

    you are right my friend. i believe the chargers are the reigning “paper champs” for the past 7 years

  39. empireredd says: Apr 4, 2012 1:57 AM

    Best of luck ‘scoe hope he can beat his injury bug because he’s fun to watch

  40. rooneyruleblues says: Apr 4, 2012 2:00 AM

    In 2010 Phillip Rivers had his best year throwing to guys nobody heard of. So much hate. I think this is a good signing.

  41. westcoastbolt702 says: Apr 4, 2012 2:33 PM

    Speed, speed, speed + rivers?? Perfect. Welcome to beautiful Daygo rosco! I think we will be going all Defense and a little Oline in the draft. Ive never said this. But good job AJ.. :) . Were gonna be one of the fastest teams out there now with big meach, floyd and royal!? Ha… not to mention GATES. MCClain and mathews? Zooooom with a little zest. GO BOLTS! U MAD BRO? LOL

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