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Report: Raiders agree to deal with veteran returner

Raiders coach Dennis Allen apparently wasn’t kidding when he said Monday that, yes, it’s possible that his kick returner wasn’t yet on the roster. A few hours later, ProFootballTalk.com reported that the Raiders agreed to terms with return specialist Roscoe Parrish.
The Raiders would not confirm nor deny the report, per beat writer Jerry McDonald. However, the move makes perfect sense, given lingering injuries to primary returners Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore.
Parrish spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills before he bolted for the San Diego Chargers in free agency this offseason. For whatever reason, the Chargers released Parrish when they pared their roster to 75 players.
Parrish returned 135 punts (12.0-yard average, three touchdowns) and 29 kicks (23.6 avg., no touchdowns) for the Bills.
Parrish, 30, missed all but two games last season with an ankle injury. He also plays wide receiver, with 134 catches for 1,502 yards and seven touchdowns to his credit.
If the deal is consummated the Raiders will have to make a roster move, given they are at the maximum 75 right now.

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  • R8ER MIKE

    Raider O Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 9:56 am
    LOL Hwnrdr.
    You People are Freaks!

    Bite Master O and I will punch you in the mouth and knock your teeth out, and then I will call The ODB!

    ************************
    LMFAO !!!!
    and he11 yeah O send em my way brother !!

  • DutchRaider77

    Didn’t DHB have some hammy issues the first two years? Thought he missed a lot of time his rookie and sophmore year?

  • hwnrdr

    Wait, Bill Cosby passed away?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    LMAO
    You People…..

  • hwnrdr

    Whew, another one of those celebrity death hoax! Dam these people…

  • TxRaider210

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Raider O Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 9:56 am
    LOL Hwnrdr.
    You People are Freaks!

    Bite Master O and I will punch you in the mouth and knock your teeth out, and then I will call The ODB!

    ************************
    LMFAO !!!!
    and he11 yeah O send em my way brother !!

    —————————
    LOL And if they’re in a hover-round, they can just zoom right up and get to work!

  • R8ER MIKE

    TxRaider210 Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:10 am
    R8ER MIKE Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Raider O Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 9:56 am
    LOL Hwnrdr.
    You People are Freaks!

    Bite Master O and I will punch you in the mouth and knock your teeth out, and then I will call The ODB!

    ************************
    LMFAO !!!!
    and he11 yeah O send em my way brother !!

    —————————
    LOL And if they’re in a hover-round, they can just zoom right up and get to work!

    ********************************
    hardest part of eating vegetables….
    lifting them out of the chair !!! lol lol
    (yeah i know its just sick and wrong)

  • hwnrdr

    I guess taking a bite from a toothless pirrahna is less painful right? LOL

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    If i were these 4 teams i would be calling vy right now

    1.) carolina, although newton is firmly entrenched as the starter their offensive identity is driven on Cams duals threat abilty. Vy while not nearly as good of a passer would fit well into this scheme. he is also worlds better than the rest of the qbs on that roster. as it stands now no cam no season, however vy could definitively solve that issue, and the offense would not drastically change with otu cam the way it does now.

    2.) cleveland they have invested in what they believe is the future in weeden, and they have competent veterans in wallace and mccoy, but only wallace has played a decent pre season. Wallace has no shot at starting for the browns as he is a poor mans jeff garcia. weeden may improve but im not sold. i believe that vy having spent time in a wco (philly) could upgrade this unit. he could sign as a back up and hope to hang around as the weeden story unfolds.

    3.) arizona, there is a major qb controversy in the dessert, because all of the qb have sucked out loud. Vy could sign there and may get a shot to start by seasons end. Or hope to compete for the starting job in 2013 as there is no qb of the future in sight at the moment.

    4.) tampa bay, freeman is the starter but if he goes down they have nothing. Vy could serve as a capable, and provide good insurance veteran back up

  • TxRaider210

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:13 am
    TxRaider210 Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:10 am
    R8ER MIKE Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Raider O Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 9:56 am
    LOL Hwnrdr.
    You People are Freaks!

    Bite Master O and I will punch you in the mouth and knock your teeth out, and then I will call The ODB!

    ************************
    LMFAO !!!!
    and he11 yeah O send em my way brother !!

    —————————
    LOL And if they’re in a hover-round, they can just zoom right up and get to work!

    ********************************
    hardest part of eating vegetables….
    lifting them out of the chair !!! lol lol
    (yeah i know its just sick and wrong)

    ——————
    LMAO However wrong, it’s still damn funny!

  • DKnight007

    Roscoe isn’t going to do any better the Ford or McCann unless the blocking schemes get better!

    Special Teams coach Hoffman has been doing a bad job so far.

    Should have kept Bones Fassel around as special teams coach.

    The special teams played well last year. It didn’t need to be fixed.

  • hwnrdr

    Someone mentioned Seattle having a good ST unit…when Schneider was here, that was teh lone bright spot of the team!

  • TxRaider210

    Later gents, have to do off-site work for a bit.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Didn’t DHB have some hammy issues the first two years? Thought he missed a lot of time his rookie and sophmore year?
    ================

    he did, and people called him injury prone for it. However i argued that it was simply a matter of being 20 years old and not having the body yet that could handle the nfl pounding form the grown men / monsters.
    as he has matured his body has made the adjustment,

  • DKnight007

    OC Knapp is the one who will need to get creative on offense!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Tx,

    What?!
    You rednecks are freaks. lol

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    ROFLMAO @ the ODB & Tx.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Later Tx.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    I guarantee loius murphy is happier in carolina then he was here. Not only does he have a chance to find the field as a 3rd wr ( murph, lafell and smith….damn that is potent) but he gets to play with what could be one of the greatest qb’s in the history of the nfl Cam Newton.

    The panthers may make the playoffs

  • R8ER MIKE

    Raider O Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:20 am
    Tx,

    What?!
    You rednecks are freaks. lol

    ************************
    why yes we are O !!
    thanks for the complement !!!
    lol lol lol lol

  • hwnrdr

    I believe trading Murphy for a draft pick is something that Reggie wants back…

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Hwnrdr Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:27 am
    I believe trading Murphy for a draft pick is something that Reggie wants back…

    =======================================

    Nah, we’re good.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Here are the “teams” that will call VY:

    1) City of Austin flag-football league

    2) Saskatchewaan RoughRiders

    3) TO’s old Arena league team

    He was just waived by a team that opted to give up a draft pick for Tavaris flipping Jackson over keeping Young for no additional cost.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    knapp should incorpaorate some jet sweep action into the offense when pryor is in the game. the jet sweep and sweep fake would set up even more roll out opportunities for pryor.

    jet sweep with parish/ ford/ dhb/ moore is a handful for any defense, especially when you have a qb that can keep the ball and pop out the back end for a long gain or score. The jety wsweep action is even more of a hedache when your qb can roll out go through 4 reads and throw to 4th read deep on a dime like pryor does here (HIS FOURTH READ!!!!)

    http://youtu.be/csxdj94tYQI

    Just imagine the turmoil for defenses trying to defend the speed, pryor, dmac, dhb, foord, mooore, reece, ausberry

    If we are creative enough we could do to the nfl what tebow and newton did last year

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Anytime ODB.
    LOL

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Here are the “teams” that will call VY:

    1) City of Austin flag-football league

    2) Saskatchewaan RoughRiders

    3) TO’s old Arena league team

    He was just waived by a team that opted to give up a draft pick for Tavaris flipping Jackson over keeping Young for no additional cost.
    =================

    I didnt say they would call i said they should call

  • DutchRaider77

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Didn’t DHB have some hammy issues the first two years? Thought he missed a lot of time his rookie and sophmore year?
    ================

    he did, and people called him injury prone for it. However i argued that it was simply a matter of being 20 years old and not having the body yet that could handle the nfl pounding form the grown men / monsters.
    as he has matured his body has made the adjustment,

    _________________________________________________

    Yeah, I was thinking there could be hope for Moore. Considering now DHB is one of our reliable Iron Man receivers, well compared to the others…

  • Marks hair

    Rosco.. cool. I expected we’d sign a wr kr. Going with only 5 wrs was scarey..

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Hwnrdr Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:27 am
    I believe trading Murphy for a draft pick is something that Reggie wants back…
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    I don’t like the Goodson trade. I want Beast Campbell back.

  • DutchRaider77

    Mistic will love this!

    Green Bay Packers Rumored To Possibly Sign Vince Young

    Dart board story?

    http://www.rantsports.com/green-bay-packers/2012/08/28/green-bay-packers-rumored-to-possibly-sign-vince-young/

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Raider O Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I don’t like the Goodson trade. I want Beast Campbell back.

    =======================================

    Why? Campbell was awful.

  • Rezinator

    Steelers released cb Walter mcfadden. I hope Tue raiders take a look at him…

  • Thec

    244.Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 9:53 am
    I can see Ford gone with another injury-plagued year.

    Moore will be back though.

    ++++++

    Agreed, he is taking on the role left by Glass Schallens…

  • Just Fire Baby

    I do think another team will sign VY, but not a team looking for a QB to play.

    Packers, Steelers, Lions, someone like that might take a flyer.

    Having been released, he will sign at the vet minimum or close to it.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain
  • Thec

    280.DutchRaider77 Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:41 am
    Mistic will love this!

    Green Bay Packers Rumored To Possibly Sign Vince Young

    Dart board story?

    http://www.rantsports.com/green-bay-packers/2012/08/28/green-bay-packers-rumored-to-possibly-sign-vince-young/

    +++++++

    Good move, they are not sold on Harell…

  • PurpleDrank81

    So it looks like good ol PD81 mite be going on the P.U.P list….. Fell in the shower and proceeded to fall out of the shower at the same time busted my knee and broke my toilet… What a way to start the day.

  • itzSteve

    DKnight007 Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:15 am
    Roscoe isn’t going to do any better the Ford or McCann unless the blocking schemes get better!

    Special Teams coach Hoffman has been doing a bad job so far.

    Should have kept Bones Fassel around as special teams coach.

    The special teams played well last year. It didn’t need to be fixed.
    —————————————

    I will give the special teams a break for now as many of them are just camp bodies that won’t be around once the season starts. Once I start seeing the 2nd team LB’s and DB’s covering kicks, then I will judge. Special teams should be fun to watch in this last game as it will be the only way the bubble players will make this team. Bodies should be flying around the field trying to make an impression.

  • Thec

    284.Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:48 am
    I do think another team will sign VY, but not a team looking for a QB to play.

    Packers, Steelers, Lions, someone like that might take a flyer.

    Having been released, he will sign at the vet minimum or close to it.

    ++++++

    From a business stand point, would be wise to wait until after week 1 to sign him?

    His contract would not be gauranteed.

  • Marks hair

    Did we cut someone else to sign parrish?

  • Thec

    Should have kept Bones Fassel around as special teams coach.

    ++++++

    correct however, we now have to play the hand we are dealt.

  • Thec

    BTW JFB, i hate agreeing with you…lol

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RaiderDuck Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:41 am
    Raider O Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I don’t like the Goodson trade. I want Beast Campbell back.

    =======================================

    Why? Campbell was awful.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

    Dude just turned 24. We need a backup OT, and the kid is worth developing IMO.

  • itzSteve

    Raider O Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:53 am
    RaiderDuck Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:41 am
    Raider O Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I don’t like the Goodson trade. I want Beast Campbell back.

    =======================================

    Why? Campbell was awful.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

    Dude just turned 24. We need a backup OT, and the kid is worth developing IMO.

    ————————————

    Barksdale and Bergstrom are both better than Campbell and have higher upsides. To get anything of value for Campbell was a bonus. I consider the Goodson trade a win for the new regime.

  • itzSteve

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL
    Would not be surprised to see the #Raiders bring in veteran tight end Chris Cooley for a look-see, assuming he gets cut today, as reported.

    ————————

    Cooley would be a nice add to the passing offense. He has always been under rated IMO…

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    Redskins released TE Chris Cooley.
    Coach Mike Shanahan suggested Cooley requested his release because the nine-year veteran wants a starting job. It’s likely a moot point, however. Due nearly $4 million as a backup tight end/fullback, Cooley was squarely on the roster bubble heading into cut-down weekend. A major injury question mark coming off a season ruined by knee problems, Cooley is unlikely to accrue reliable fantasy value no matter where he lands.