San Diego Chargers: Roscoe Parrish Has Been Released

Alex RamirezCorrespondent IAugust 27, 2012

July 24, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Roscoe Parrish (13) wipes his forehead during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

By 1 p.m. ET today, every team must have their roster trimmed down to 75. For the Chargers, Roscoe Parrish was the first player to be let go, according to Pro Football Talk:

Chargers start clearing out veteran receivers, releasing Roscoe Parrish, per league source.

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 27, 2012

After spending seven years in Buffalo, Parrish joined the Chargers this offseason to compete for a roster position. With injuries swarming around Eddie Royal, Robert Meachem and Vincent Brown, Parrish's chances to make the team looked better than they did before the preseason started. After being outplayed by Micheal Spurlock, though, there was absolutely no way Parrish was making the team.

San Diego signed both Spurlock and Parrish to compete for special teams and contribute on offense. During training camp, the preseason and practices as of late, Micheal Spurlock has been flat-out better than Roscoe Parrish in every area. 


What does this mean?

Let's state the obvious first: Malcom Floyd, Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal and Vincent Brown will make the team. Micheal Spurlock, Richard Goodman and Mike Willie look to be competing for the last two roster spots.  

Deja vu, anyone?

Last year, the Chargers had to decide on two players between Bryan Walters, Richard Goodman and Laurent Robinson. Let's just say that the wrong decision was made. 


Will the Chargers keep seven receivers?

This all depends on the tight end situation. If the Chargers keep four tight ends, the odds of keeping seven receivers are slim. Those four would include Antonio Gates, Randy McMichael, Ladarius Green and Dante Rosario.


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