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Bucs sign Roscoe Parrish, waive Jordan Shipley

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The Buccaneers are shaking up their receiving corps once again.

Jordan Shipley, whom the Bucs picked up just last week, has been waived. His roster spot will be filled by signing free agent receiver Roscoe Parrish.

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.

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12 Responses to “Bucs sign Roscoe Parrish, waive Jordan Shipley”
  1. niners816 says: Sep 25, 2012 8:48 PM

    No idea why teams don’t like Shipley. I thought he played well for the Bengals. Best of luck.

  2. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 25, 2012 9:12 PM

    Probably figure any guy that can run fast is going to beat DeAngelo Hall deep this Sunday…Damn shame I gotta say that, but that’s what I see…Redskins need to start playing old school ball control football, cause the d-backfield is BAD so far

  3. randallflagg52 says: Sep 25, 2012 9:40 PM

    Yet another blown University of Texas draft pick. Other than Earl Thomas are they any good players who have come out of UT in the past decade?

  4. stoptrippn says: Sep 25, 2012 10:34 PM

    Thomas isn’t that good. Miss tackles and is too small.

  5. lottsmissingfinger says: Sep 25, 2012 10:35 PM

    A guy has a knee injury and it’s his fault?

    By the way, to name a few:
    Jamaal Charles
    Brian Orakpo
    Jermichael Finley
    Derrick Johnson
    Justin Blalock
    Corey Redding
    Michael Griffin
    Tarell Brown

    Last year, there were 44 Longhorns on NFL rosters.

  6. howiefeltersnatch says: Sep 25, 2012 10:37 PM

    I’ll always remember Shipley for this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfoPYpC4pyY

  7. samoanjungle says: Sep 25, 2012 11:11 PM

    Dang I hope he is able to get back full go in the future. He is a great guy and nobody outworks / out studies him.

  8. crewdawg says: Sep 26, 2012 12:13 AM

    Next stop New England?

  9. dhnguyen66 says: Sep 26, 2012 1:33 AM

    Not that Jordan Shipley reads these comments and cares what a random Vietnamese guy has to say, but…

    You still have a bright future once you get your knee right. Not all ACL recoveries are equal and not everyone has tiger’s blood in their veins like Adrian Peterson.

    I have a feeling that come next year, you’ll be making some noise in training camp.

  10. legacybroken says: Sep 26, 2012 5:40 AM

    We don’t have a QB to get the ball to Parrish, its a shame that we won’t be able to take advantage of the horrible secondary Chestbump has assembled in Washington.

  11. starfan79 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:33 AM

    Ricky Williams and Priest Holmes were pretty good longhorns too.

  12. applecool1981 says: Sep 27, 2012 10:58 PM

    Parrish was not phased out of the offense, last year; he suffered a season ending injury, like he did the year before, that took him out of the offensive planning. I guess by phase out, you might mean that in the off season, they decided that his average of one fourth a season worth of play wasn’t worth having on the team, even at league minimum, and offered him nothing, then you might be correct, MDS.

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