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Parrish placed on IR; Roosevelt to fill spot

The ankle injury suffered by Roscoe Parrish on Sunday has proven to be season ending.

Parrish was placed on injured reserve by the Bills on Tuesday. His spot on the 53-man roster will be filled by Buffalo native Naaman Roosevelt, who for the second straight season has been promoted from the practice squad.

Parrish was hurt in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders. It's the second straight season he's had cut short by injury. He missed the second half of 2010 after breaking his wrist against the Chicago Bears in Toronto.

Roosevelt played in six games for the Bills as a rookie last season, catching nine passes for 139 yards after spending the first 10 weeks of the season on the practice squad.

The Bills also reached an injury settlement with linebacker Robert Eddins, releasing him from injured reserve, and signed guard Keith Williams to the practice squad.

Williams is a 6-foot-5, 310-pounder who was a sixth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in April.


The Buffalo Bills still have about 1,000 tickets remaining for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, team officials announced.

Bills Chief Executive Officer Russ Brandon said team officials remain confident that the team will sell the remaining tickets before the 1 p.m. Thursday deadline and thus avoid a local TV blackout.

"We've still got some inventory to move prior to the deadline," Brandon said, adding that the team could consider extending the deadline if a sellout was close Thursday.

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