The Buccaneers are shaking up their receiving corps once again.
For Shipley, it’s the latest setback in a career that looked highly promising just a couple years ago: A 2010 third-round pick of the Bengals, Shipley had 52 catches for 600 yards as a rookie. But in 2011 he suffered a major knee injury, and he is still apparently not all the way back.
Parrish has played seven NFL seasons, all for the Bills, and has big-play ability as a return man. Parrish’s average of 12.0 yards per punt return ranks him seventh in NFL history among players with at least 75 returns. He has also played well at times as a slot receiver, although last year he was phased out of the Bills’ offense. This year Parrish spent time briefly with the Chargers and Raiders but was released before the start of the regular season.