WR Roscoe Parrish - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5-9, 170Born: 7-16-1982College: Miami (Fl)Drafted: Round 2, pick

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2011 Week 2 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

Parrish got the start on offense this week as the Bills opened in a 4-WR formation but he finished with just 1 catch on 2 targets before leaving the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury. He sustained the injury while blocking and is expected to be out for awhile. Parrish was also serving as the team's primary punt returner and had one return for 11 yards in the game.

2010 Week 1 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 35 / 1 rec)

Parrish got behind the defense on the 4th and 11 touchdown catch that brought the Bills back in the game, but otherwise he was not a big part of the passing game.

2010 Week 2 vs GB (4 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

Parrish fumbled away one of his few touches and didn't look fast on his end around attempt. He's only getting offensive touches because this team is very deficient in the playmaker department.

2010 Week 3 vs NE (6 / 5 / 83 / 0 rec)

Creating space and gaining yards after the catch is Parrish's forte and he displayed his talents on a nice 3rd down conversion where he gained 20 yards to keep the drive alive. He also caught a key 15 yard pass late in the first half to help set up the late FG. Parrish had a 2nd half red zone target but the pass was overthrown and intercepted in the endzone. Parrish picked up some nice chunks of yardage though, and along with Lee Evans, led this Bills passing game with solid consistent play. Something they should see more of with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick under center.

2010 Week 4 vs NYJ (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Parrish was far more of a factor on the punt returns, where he showed veteran savvy several times in determining when and how to return a punt against the tough Jets special teams defense. Fitzgerald targeted him several times but Parrish, like most of the Bills wide receivers, was covered tightly all day long.

2010 Week 5 vs JAX (5 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)

Parrish is another very talented and underused player in Buffalo. He's very exciting with the ball in his hands, but can also make some nice catches. He had a big jump ball over the middle that he claimed, but Buffalo's offense just can't get their own playmakers the ball on a consistent basis. He also had a lot of stat padding late in the fourth quarter, with the game already decided and Fitzpatrick forcing anything.

2010 Week 7 vs BAL (12 / 8 / 49 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Parrish is another X factor in this offense that Chan Gailey has made it a priority to try and involve, but who seemed to succeed when Buffalo wasn't trying to force him the ball on short plays. He had a fumble on his first catch, jarred loose by Ed Reed as he only had one arm on the ball. When Parrish was handed the ball immediately on running plays and short passes, he was often stuffed. When Parrish was allowed to run routes downfield, he proved more effective. His most memorable play was a great sideline catch for a first down, keeping his feet perfectly in bounds. Parrish has a small body, but has an impressive jump for the ball and is a big play waiting to happen.

2010 Week 8 vs KC (8 / 4 / 66 / 0 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)

Parrish provides a great third threat for Fitzpatrick, and he showed it on a late drive in the 4th, breaking free and hauling in a deep pass for 37 yards, as the Bills drove for a TD. Parrish was the top receiver of the day for the Bills, as the defense focused their attention to Evans, and Fitzpatrick ran around for his life all day long.

2010 Week 9 vs CHI (11 / 7 / 60 / 1 rec)

Benefiting multiple times from the attention fellow receiver Steve Johnson was demanding, Parrish parleyed his seven receptions and 60 yards with a touchdown in the second quarter. Unfortunately for Parrish owners, he injured his hand in the fourth quarter and had to leave the game. Parrish ended up with a broken wrist and he has been placed on injured reserve.

2009 Week 2 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

Parrish didn't do much on offense, but he saved a TD with his tackle on a Sabby Piscitelli fumble return (that he might have helped cause with a missed block).

2009 Week 3 vs NO (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Parrish had one reception; his primary contribution was on special teams as a returner, though on this day, that didn't amount to much at all. He even fumbled one return, which gave the Saints prime field position.

2009 Week 11 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)

Parrish had a disastrous loss on an end around and did very little in the return game, although at least he got on the field for this one, something that hasn't been a given this year.

2009 Week 15 vs NE (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

The Bills speedy receiver was held to just one catch on the day and continues to hold little to no value from a fantasy perspective.

2008 Week 1 vs SEA (6 / 3 / 6 / 0 rec)

Parrish did not do any real damage as a wide receiver, but he did return a punt for a touchdown. He tends to be targeted on short routes in the hope that he can use his athleticism to pick up yards after the catch.

2008 Week 2 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

It's difficult to understand why the Bills only run Parrish on short pass routes. His one 12 yard catch resulted in a first down, and he returned three punts for 38 yards.

2008 Week 3 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 42 / 1 rec)

Parrish wasn't extensively used throughout the game, though he did catch one of the biggest and most important grabs of the entire day when he hauled in the touchdown that cut the Raider lead to 23-21.

2008 Week 7 vs SD (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Parrish's lone contribution to the game was actually a pretty big play, as his 22 yard reception helped keep the eventual game-winning touchdown drive alive. His only other catch in the game went for a three yard loss.

2008 Week 8 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Parrish is still running underneath routes with the hope that he'll break one for a long gain. He only advanced the ball three yards on the one pass he held onto. With five seconds left in the game he foolishly let a punt hit him which was recovered by Miami.

2008 Week 9 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)

Parrish, filling in for the injured Josh Reed saw six targets and was able to contribute by catching three balls for 51 yards. The highlight reel kick return man showed off his impressive speed and elusiveness by gaining good yardage after the catch, including a short grab on a third and fifteen play that he was able to turn into a 22 yard first down grab.

2008 Week 10 vs NE (5 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)

Parrish was only targeted in the first half but led all Buffalo receivers with four grabs for 31 yards. Buffalo seldom had time to send him on deeper patterns, but he was able to catch short underneath passes and pick up additional yardage.

2008 Week 11 vs CLE (3 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)

Parrish got a 21 yard catch early in the game when he found a hole in the zone defense and QB Trent Edwards made a nice throw to him. It was his only catch of the game.

2008 Week 12 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

In the fourth quarter, Parrish had a first down catch knocked out of his hands on a jarring hit. Kansas City special teams schemed to prevent him from being able to return punts for any significant yardage.

2008 Week 13 vs SF (3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

His targets continue to come on short passes into an attempt to get him in space. Parrish also gained nine yards for a first down on a reverse with Lynch lined up shotgun formation.

2008 Week 14 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

On the third play of the Bills' first drive Losman tried to hit Parrish streaking down the left sideline but overthrew him. It was an sign of things to come. The Bills are still trying to figure out ways to utilize Parrish in their offense. He also returned two kickoffs for 40 yards and two punts for 11.

2008 Week 16 vs DEN (3 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Parrish continues to get playing time but he has yet to find his niche in this offense. He has shown tremendous open field running ability as a kick returner, but the Bills seem to have no clue on how to get him the ball in space.

2007 Week 1 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)

Parrish caught two passes for 25 yards and lost two yards on a reverse. The Bills are trying to find ways to get the ball to Parrish who showed off serious big play ability with a 74 yard punt return for a touchdown.

2007 Week 2 vs PIT (8 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec)

Parrish benefited from the injury to Josh Reed and played more extensively in this game. He was Buffalo's most targeted receiver and led them in receptions and yardage. Despite his big play ability, Parrish was targeted mostly on short routes.

2007 Week 3 vs NE (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

Parrish converted a third and eight pass over the middle for 13 yards during the Bills' lone touchdown drive. Otherwise, he was as quiet as the rest of the Bills' receiving core.

2007 Week 4 vs NYJ (4 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)

Parrish caught all four of his targets for 33 yards. He was used primarily on quick outs or swing passes which give him a chance to make people miss in hopes of using his speed and agility in the open field. Parrish returned one punt for 12 yards.

2007 Week 5 vs DAL (6 / 6 / 37 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)

Parrish caught every pass thrown his way, including one red zone look. He also came up with a 12 yard reception for a first down on third and ten.

2007 Week 7 vs BAL (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Parrish was the Bills' leading receiver entering the game. He was targeted only twice and caught only one pass for a nine yard gain. The other target was a deep attempt; the ball went off of Parrish's fingertips, but drew a pass interference penalty. Parrish averaged 14 yards on four punt returns.

2007 Week 8 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Parrish hauled in one of his four targets for 12 yards. He also added good field position returning punts and kicks.

2007 Week 9 vs CIN (1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

Parrish caught one ball for a loss of two yards on the day. He was not in the lineup much, as Reed and Evans took the role of top wide receivers.

2007 Week 10 vs MIA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Parrish had been nursing a thigh injury throughout the week and did not catch the only pass thrown to him. He returned one kickoff for 24 yards and also returned four punts for 81 yards, a 20.3 yard average. He currently leads the NFL with an average of 21 yards per punt return.

2007 Week 11 vs NE (1 / 1 / 47 / 1 rec)

Parrish made a stellar grab on the 47 yard touchdown pass from Losman. Parrish had man on man down the sideline on DB Ellis Hobbs but Losman's pass was slightly under thrown. Parrish made an adjustment and caught the ball mid-leap and trotted past the downed defensive back to put six on the board for Buffalo.

2007 Week 12 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec, 1 / 24 / 1 rush)

Parrish scored in his second straight game, running a reverse around the left end 24 yards. He also caught four passes for 26 yards. The league leading punt returner only had one return for 12 yards.

2007 Week 13 vs WAS (7 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)

Parrish was targeted both deep and on medium routes, in an attempt to take advantage of his blazing speed and open field moves. He only averaged nine yards on his four catches.

2007 Week 14 vs MIA (5 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Parrish caught a shovel pass for only a yard. Parrish was unable to haul in a short pass on a third down and two play that would have extended a Bills' drive. Parrish entered the game leading the NFL in punt return average and had a 67 yard touchdown return called back by a penalty.

2007 Week 16 vs NYG (4 / 1 / 42 / 0 rec)

Parrish caught one pass in the first quarter that turned out to be the catch of the game. While sprinting full speed down the field he dove, caught Edwards' pass in midair, and was downed at the Giants' four yard line. The play set up Buffalo's second touchdown.

2007 Week 17 vs PHI (4 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Parrish is still more valuable as a punt return specialist although the Bills keep looking for ways to expand his role in their offense. Edwards tried one deep pass that fell incomplete.

2006 Week 1 vs NE (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Parrish caught two of the three balls thrown his way for twenty yards.

2006 Week 2 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Although he only caught one pass, Parrish did have a 19 yard touchdown called back due to a penalty on one of his teammates.

2006 Week 3 vs NYJ (4 / 4 / 104 / 1 rec)

Parrish made a big splash immediately. He caught a short pass on the game's second play and in a flash he had darted 51 yards for a touchdown. Parrish caught the ball in between two defenders and was simply too fast for the rest of the defense to recover. Parrish also had a 21 yard reception and gained 22 yards on a wide receiver screen. He added a ten yard catch on Losman's last completion of the game to finish with 104 receiving yards. Parrish returned two punts for a total of four yards.

2006 Week 4 vs MIN (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Parrish cooled off from last week's 100 yard performance with just three catches for 25 yards. He did get an end zone target in the second quarter but the pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage. His longest catch was a deep pass over the middle that went for a 16 yard gain.

2006 Week 5 vs CHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Parrish was targeted once, as only three Bills were able to catch passes on the day.

2006 Week 6 vs DET (3 / 2 / 48 / 1 rec)

Parrish got behind the Lions' defense for a 44 yard touchdown catch. The touchdown was his second of the season. He later added a short four yard catch. Parrish returned two punts for a total of 21 yards. He injured a hamstring during the game.

2006 Week 7 vs NE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Parrish was on the active list for the game but was not a factor as he was limited by his hamstring injury.

2006 Week 9 vs GB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

WR Roscoe Parrish was the primary punt returner, but was only on the field for a handful of offensive plays. He is short in stature, but exceedingly fast, so he may find a place in this offense more often as the season continues.

2006 Week 11 vs HOU (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Parrish was targeted four times in the game but did not record a catch. He dropped one pass that should have been caught.

2006 Week 12 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)

Parrish had an excellent game. His 30 yard reception with ten seconds remaining in the game set up the game winning field goal. He also had an electrifying 82 yard punt return for a touchdown in which he made several defenders miss, then ran with tremendous speed, lost his balance, somehow regained it as well as his speed and went in for the score.

2006 Week 16 vs TEN (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Parrish did not record a reception, but returned one punt for zero net yards.

2006 Week 17 vs BAL (8 / 6 / 50 / 0 rec)

Parrish was not targeted at all in the first half, but Losman threw in his direction eight times in the second half. Parrish made catches of 12 yards and nine yards for two first downs on the Bills' second drive of the half. He had an 11 yard catch for a first down later in the game, and ended the day with six receptions for 50 yards. Parrish was able to hold on to two receptions after being hit hard as he made each catch.

2005 Week 8 vs NE (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)

Parrish got his reception early in the game. He worked hard and reversed field showing speed and determination.

2005 Week 12 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

Parrish caught two passes for a total of 30 yards, both of which were for a first down. He also returned three kicks for a total of 72 yards.

2005 Week 13 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Parrish caught two of his five targets for a total of 17 yards, and also completed a pass for three yards. He returned kicks and punts and made a poor decision on one return which resulted in a fumble and a loss of possession.

2005 Week 14 vs NE (4 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Parrish was not heavily involved in the passing game and caught just one of his five targets for five yards. Losman looked for Parrish deep on one play and it resulted in a jump ball and an interception by Ellis Hobbs. One pass was on fourth and 17 and Parrish drew an interference call for the first down. He also returned two punts, including one for 43 yards.

2005 Week 15 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Parrish caught an 11 yard pass for a first down on the Bills' second drive. He had another short gain for a first down, but it was negated by a penalty. Parrish was flattened on another play late in the game by Sam Brandon, but appeared to be fine.

2005 Week 16 vs CIN (2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Parrish caught both passes thrown his way. The most important one came on third and 18 when he broke a tackle and gained 28 yards to bring up a first down.

2005 Week 17 vs NYJ (6 / 4 / 23 / 1 rec)

Parrish dropped a catch that would have given the Bills a first down late in the first half. He broke a tackle on the opening drive of the second half and broke away for a 15 yard gain and a first down. On the following drive, he made a tough catch between two defenders in the end zone to give the Bills the lead. He ended the day with four receptions for 23 yards and a three yard touchdown.