As Raiders Insider Paul Gutierrez reported Monday, theRaiders have signed wide receiver and return man Roscoe Parrish.The Raiders confirmed the move in a press release Tuesday,referring to Parrish as a dangerous return specialist.Parrish addresses one of the Raiders biggest weaknessesduring the preseason, punt returns. Oaklandhas averaged just 4.4 yards per punt return in their three preseason games.Parrish, five feet, 10 inches and 168 pounds, was releasedby the San Diego Chargers on Monday. He spent all of his first seven seasonswith the Buffalo Bills.In 77 career games, Parrish has returned 135 punts with anaverage of 12 yards per return. He has also averaged 23.6 yard per kick returnand has 134 career receptions fore 1,502 yards and seven touchdowns.Parrishs most productive seasons came in 2007 and 2008 whenhe averaged 16.3 and 15.3 yards per punt return, respectively. He had acareer-high 400 yards receiving in 2010.To make room on the teams active roster for Parrish, theRaiders waived offensive tackle Zach Hurd.Raiders media services contributed to this report.
Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand.
But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious.
"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"
Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"
Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe https://t.co/0ht7mwuUkd— Jack Del Rio (@coachdelrio) February 20, 2017
Ever seen a guy my size do a back flip off a cliff? Well there ya go 😜🤘🏾 pic.twitter.com/ZISIQk5g0p— Kelechi Osemele (@KOseven0) February 20, 2017
Posted in New Zealand 🤘🏾 pic.twitter.com/wFhnM0d3Qz— Kelechi Osemele (@KOseven0) February 19, 2017
Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.
Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.
The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.
The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.
The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.
He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.
He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.
The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.