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Roscoe Parrish Signing Is All About Insurance

Roscoe Parrish wasn't available for long after the San Diego Chargers cut him. The Oakland Raiders were quick to pick up the 30-year-old receiver-returner.

But Parrish's signing isn't the splash it would have been a couple of years ago when he was in his explosive prime. ESPN's Bill Williamson breaks down why the Raiders would bring on a receiver like Parrish who is on the downside of his career.

This signing is all about insurance for Oakland. Starting receiver Denarius Moore has been out with a hamstring injury and receiver/returner Jacoby Ford has been dealing with a sprained foot. The Raiders have been using several different players at returner. Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke is the latest to get a chance at punt returner.

Parrish is a veteran and the Raiders know what he can do. So having him on the roster won't hurt. But the only reason he is on the roster now is because others are.

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