Inside The Bills

Move needed at WR?

Posted by Chris Brown on September 19, 2011 – 4:39 pm

With only four healthy receivers and a sore Stevie Johnson, Buffalo’s coaching staff is taking a wait and see approach to addressing their receiving corps.

With Roscoe Parrish out  more “long term than short term” as head coach Chan Gailey put it, he’s still not committed to adding to the roster at the receiver position. That decision sounds as though it hinges on what they hear from doctors about Parrish’s ankle injury suffered Sunday.

“Let’s see how the reports go,” said Gailey. “He’s supposed to see some more people later this week. We’re going to look at all the possibilities. There are some good guys that we know that are available and if it looks like it’s more long term than short term with Roscoe then we may have to make a move. If it’s not as long term as we think then we may not. We may just wait and see.”

If the Bills choose to wait until later in the week and hear the prognosis or course of action for Parrish’s injury before making a move, if a move is needed it’ll likely be one of the team’s two practice squad receivers, Kamar Aiken or Naaman Roosevelt.

Roosevelt has more game experience having appeared in six games last season for Buffalo, but Stevie Johnson’s injury could play a factor in such a decision as well. Aiken at 6’2” and 210 pounds is a true outside receiver, while Roosevelt is more a slot wideout, though he has lined up outside. Should Johnson need to be paced through games with his groin injury, Aiken could be a better fit knowing David Nelson is technically filling Parrish’s role already.

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