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Last year the Bills made headlines when they signed Terrell Owens as a free agent to line up opposite of veteran wide receiver Lee Evans. The move was intended to take coverage off of Evans, who has the talent to be an elite wide receiver, but has only eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards twice in his seven years.
Last year, he caught just 44 passes for 612 yards, but managed to find the endzone seven times.
With Owens gone, former seventh rounder Steve Johnson is slated as the No. 2 receiver. Johnson had a subpar preseason, but has a lot of upside, despite appearing in just 16 games in two seasons, recording 12 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
Roscoe Parrish, a sixth year pro out of the University of Miami, has finally been let out of the dog house he was locked in throughout the Dick Jauron era. Parrish is a prototypical slot receiver, and had a productive preseason, catching six passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.
Coach Gailey is high on Parrish, and we can expect to see a lot of him throughout the season, something all Bills fans are happy to hear.
After releasing former second round draft pick James Hardy, undrafted rookie David Nelson will be the No. 4 receiver on the depth chart. At 6'5" he offers a large target for Trent Edwards to look to. Nelson has become a fan favorite throughout the preseason, as he caught eight passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns in just three games, despite struggling with injuries.
The Dolphins have a young group of cornerbacks, and former first round pick Jason Allen has surpassed Sean Smith as the No. 2 corner opposite second-year pro, Vontae Davis. The Bills wide receivers have a good chance to make a statement, as they have been vastly overlooked in the AFC East division.