Bills WR Parrish, OG Urbik to miss time

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bills could be without WR Roscoe Parrish for a while.

Head coach Chan Gailey said Monday that Parrish's injury is "more long-term than short-term." Parrish left Sunday's win over the Raiders with a left ankle injury.

Gailey also said that starting ORG Kraig Urbik will miss 2-4 weeks. Urbik also left Sunday's game and will be replaced by Chad Rinehart.

WR Stevie Johnson has been dealing with a groin injury and limped off the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game before returning. Gailey said he is not concerned about Johnson, who might be limited in practice this week.

Parrish has not played in all 16 games since 2007 and finished last season on injured reserve. He has one catch for 16 yards this season after a career-high 400 receiving yards in 2010.

The way we see it

While David Nelson is a very solid replacement in the starting lineup for Parrish, the Bills have serious depth concerns at wideout. They worked out Donnie Avery and Jaymar Johnson last week and could be in the market for another receiver.

Rinehart has starting experience and is a solid fill-in for Urbik. Johnson's injury is certainly worth monitoring.