Finding Roscoe Parrish

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:43 PM ET

And, now, for something completely different: Good news from Buffalo Bills camp.

Roscoe Parrish is finally looking like someone who can actually pick up a football without asking for operating instructions.

Parrish had four catches for 56 yards in the first half during the Bills 35-20 win over the Bengals. That’s one more catch than he had all of last season when he was buried so deep on the depth chart that he rarely saw the field. There were four games in which the Bills didn’t even bother dressing him. The indignity of it all made Parrish ask for a trade.

But then the club hired Chan Gailey as coach and suddenly Parrish is looking like the pass catcher some imagined he might become when he was drafted.

“He’s a guy that’s a playmaker on our offence,” quarterback Trent Edwards told reporters. “We’re going to put him in the slot and we’re going to match him against (the opponent’s) inside or outside linebacker, or their best nickel (defensive back). Roscoe in the slot is a tough player to stop.”


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