With the Raiders' return game hurting almost as much as Jacoby Ford's left foot, Oakland has reportedly signed a new return man in Ford's absence.Pro Football Talk reported Monday evening the Raiders had signed former Buffalo return specialist Roscoe Parrish, who was cut by San Diego earlier in the day. The Raiders have not announced any signing but if true, the team would have to make a corresponding roster move since its roster was at the NFL-mandated maximum 75 players.Parrish, 30, has averaged 12.0 yards on 135 punt returns in his seven-year career, leading the league with averages of 16.3 yards in 2007 and 15.3 yards in 2008, with three touchdowns.In three preseason games, the Raiders have averaged 4.4 yards per punt return.Parish, a second-round draft pick by Buffalo out of Miami in 2005, has also averaged 23.6 yards on 29 career kickoff returns, though none since 2009.Earlier in the day, Raiders coach Dennis Allen was asked if his opening night returner might not even be on the team's roster at that point."That's a possibility, yeah," Allen said. "That's a possibility. Again, we're going to go through everybody's cuts from today (and) we'll go through when everybody makes their 53-man cuts, and we're going to see who's out there and if there's somebody that we feel like gives us a chance to win, we're going to go try to get him."
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.