The Bills have placed WR Roscoe Parrish and LB Andra Davis on injured reserve, ending the season for two emerging players.
Parrish fractured his wrist in the team's Week Nine loss to the Bears, a tough way to end a game where he had seven catches for 60 yards and a TD. The fifth-year pro was having a career-best season in 2010 and had 57 or more receiving yards in five of the team's last six games. He also was gaining 10.9 yards per punt return, fourth-best in the AFC.
Davis was inactive for the Chicago game with a shoulder injury, one that eventually led to this roster move. He has a torn labrum, which occurred in Week One vs. the Dolphins. The nine-year vet, in his first year with the Bills, had 41 tackles a forced fumble and an interception and had impressed some coaches with his knowledge of the 3-4 defense.
The Bills signed former Seahawks RB Quinton Ganther to their 53-man roster.
The way we see it
There likely will be corresponding roster moves to be made, and it is assumed that the newly signed Shawne Merriman will take Davis' spot in the linebacking corps. The person most likely to fill in for Parrish as slot receiver is undrafted rookie David Nelson, though he is more of a possession receiver and has nowhere close to the speed that Parrish does. Expect rookie C.J. Spiller or CB Leodis McKelvin to emerge as the Bills' punt returner.