Roscoe Parrish

Roscoe Parrish Update

Roscoe Parrish caught three passes for 43 yards in Friday night's exhibition victory over the Saints.
Parrish beat Jason David along the sidelines on consecutive second-quarter plays. While it’s clear David is struggling to adjust from a zone defense to a man-to-man scheme, Parrish could make a move up the depth chart if he continues to produce. Peerless Price should not be locked into a starting job by any means.


Bills WR Parrish treated after experiencing dehydration symptoms

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Receiver Roscoe Parrish was treated after experiencing symptoms of dehydration while the Buffalo Bills practiced in 90-plus degree temperatures Wednesday.

Coach Dick Jauron said Parrish was expected to be OK after he was sent as a precaution to a cooling tent located just off the team's practice field.

"I wouldn't say he did overheat, but we didn't want him to, and it was clearly gaining on him," Jauron said. He added the team took extra precautions because of Parrish's slim, 5-foot-9, 172-pound build, which hardly includes any body fat.

"Athletes like that, we've got to watch carefully," Jauron said. "So when he looked like he was starting to get to a point where he might have trouble, we decided to get him out and cool him down."

Parrish made his way to the tent on his own about 75 minutes into practice. Under the supervision of Bills trainers, Parrish spent about a half-hour soaking in a pool before being led to the locker room.

Roscoe Steals Show At First Night Practice

The smallest player on the field had the biggest impact at the Bills first night practice of training camp as Roscoe Parrish electrified the crowd in attendance with some big plays in the passing game.

All of them came in the 11-on-11 team work portion of the night practice. After pulling in an intermediate reception on the third play from scrimmage, Parrish went deep two plays later. Lined up as an outside receiver Parrish ran a go route on the fifth play of the series got behind Ashton Youboty and J.P. Losman timed his pass well for a 60-yard touchdown hookup with the ball doing all the work.

The crowd loved it as those in attendance cheered boisterously.

"Well J.P. did a good job throwing the ball downfield and earlier this offseason I said I wanted to help contribute on offense as much as possible this year," said Parrish. "J.P. threw the ball well down the field and that's what we have to continue to do to get better each day out here."

"Some big plays tonight," said head coach Dick Jauron. "It's a controlled practice so you don't know what would occur in a real game, but the timing was good and the throws were good. Roscoe has got unique skills. It was good to see it."

Bills aim to launch Roscoe - Speedster presents a big-play threat

PITTSFORD — Each of the three touchdowns Roscoe Parrish scored last year were among the most exciting plays of the season for the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills’ coaches are determined to find a way for him to create more fireworks this year.

“Roscoe is probably the most dangerous player we have on offense right now, because he can do so many things with the ball in his hands,” Bills receivers coach Tyke Tolbert said.

Consider that Lee Evans caught 82 passes last year for 1,292 yards. Parrish caught 23 for 320.

The most dangerous player? Parrish?

Tolbert is by no means discounting Evans’ role as the Bills’ best receiver. His statement is simply a sign of how excited the coaches are about Parrish’s breakaway ability.

BILLS: Parrish fights to change his image

There was a running joke in the Buffalo Bills media room during April’s NFL Draft. It centered on the Miami Dolphins’ selection of Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn Jr. with the ninth overall pick.

“The Dolphins just drafted Roscoe Parrish,” the joke went.

Whether that’s an insult to Ginn or a complement to Parrish, the Buffalo Bills third-year receiver, remains to be seen. But one thing is clear, Parrish doesn’t care for the comparison.

“I don’t compare myself to anyone at all. I’ve been in this league longer than him (Ginn),” he said.

Unfortunately for Parrish, as long as he and Ginn are battling each other in the AFC East, the comparisons will continue. Both receivers are small by NFL standards, with Parrish listed at 5-foot-9, 171 pounds and Ginn at 5-foot-11, 178 pounds. Both players also excel on punt returns.

Parrish: I’m A Receiver First

When one thinks of Bills wideout Roscoe Parrish, what often comes to mind is his electrifying 82-yard punt return that turned the tide in Buffalo's upset of the Jacksonville Jaguars last season.

And while Parrish is proud of that effort, the diminutive receiver would prefer to be recognized differently.

Not many remember the fact that in that same game Parrish had a pair of catches on the final drive covering 36 yards which helped to set up the game-winning field goal.

"I consider myself a receiver first who also happens to return punts," said Parrish. "I'm a receiver-punt returner in that order, not a punt returner-receiver."

According to Parrish he's been trying to alter the order in which most view his dual role as a football player since high school.

"I used to hear about how people said I was going to be just a special teamer (in the NFL)," said Parrish. "Growing up I played receiver and I knew that more than I knew the punt return position. I didn't start returning punts until my high school and college years. I started playing receiver long before I started returning punts."

Roscoe Parrish Update

The final week of OTAs began Tuesday and there were some impressive plays turned in by the offense with Roscoe Parrish one of the more impressive performers. But the defense had its share of plays too.


Roscoe Parrish Update

Roscoe Parrish
made a few nice catches, one in particular was made against a zone coverage where he found a soft spot and Losman delivered a strike to him. He also beat his coverage deep as he got inside on Thomas, but the pass was underthrown as it fell incomplete.