Between Jacoby Ford’s foot and Denarius Moore’s ailing hamstring the Raiders return game has been wretched in the preseason with no hopes of improving once the curtain goes up on the regular season. That’s why Reggie McKenzie has once again dipped into his emergency funds to ink return specialist Roscoe Parrish mere hours after he was released by the San Diego Chargers yesterday.
Parrish arrives in the East Bay with one duty and that’s to get the offense better field position every time he touches the rock. Of course he’ll have to survive the final cut come Friday to do so but Parrish is eligible to participate in preseason finale on Thursday meaning his dress rehearsal will be an open audition as well.
Should Parrish earn a spot on the 53-man it will be a strong indication that neither Moore nor Ford will be go to go for the Monday Night opener as their injury issues look likely to linger.
Of course Parrish could also figure into the passing game if the walking wounded of the receiving corps continues to pile up. Undrafted rookie standout Rod Streater is already in line for a starting gig so it’s not too far fetched to assume Parrish might also be in the mix once he digests the playbook.