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Parrish could be back to face Chargers

The Buffalo Bills could have an additional weapon in their arsenal for Sunday's San Diego game if wide receiver and punt returner Roscoe Parrish returns to action.

Parrish, who underwent thumb surgery three weeks ago, caught passes and punts in the Bills' practice Monday morning and reported favorable results.

"Everything went pretty well," said Parrish, who took part in individual drills but no team segments.

"I caught a couple of routes and I feel pretty good about this weekend," Parrish said, adding "there's a good chance" he will play.

"I'm very excited, coming off of the bye week and the long weekend, I'm all right," Parrish said. "I was kind of sluggish out there with my endurance and getting in shape and just trying to get back in the groove of things. But I was catching the ball and just going out there pretty good."

Parrish's biggest concern was not dealing with any pain, but adjusting to the protective pad he was wearing on his thumb.

"I just have to get used to the pad on my thumb, that's basically it, but as far as catching the ball, I caught all of the balls that came my way pretty good," he said. "We'll just see how everything goes on Wednesday."

Parrish played 10 games as a rookie with a protective pad on his hand and managed to adjust to that.

"I'm just trying to get comfortable with it, just trying to get used to it," he said.

Parrish has seven receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown. He ranks second in the NFL with in punt return average (15.2), including a 63-yard scoring return.

Also, free safety Ko Simpson (hamstring) practiced and is expected back for San Diego. Cornerback Terrence McGee (knee) and defensive end Aaron Schobel (foot) did not practice.


According to rumors, the Bills are one of a handful of teams interested in trading for Kansas City veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has said he would accept a trade before today's 4 p.m. deadline in order to play with a contending team. Other teams apparently interested are the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.

If the Chiefs intend to trade Gonzalez, they are keeping it a secret. On Monday, the club announced plans to honor Gonzalez with a pregame tribute before Sunday's home game against Tennessee in recognition of his setting the NFL record for most career receiving yards by a tight end.

Gonzalez, according to the Chiefs, "will be singled out as the team is introduced to all those in attendance."

The Gonzalez tribute will be part of the franchise's annual alumni celebration.

The Bills have not commented on any interest they may have in Gonzalez because of the NFL's tampering rules.


The Bills will take their normal day off today and return to practice Wednesday to get ready for the Chargers.


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