"Thank god for punt returns, but man, on offence, I've been getting overlooked to be honest ... You know, you can just only take so much. I just feel like I can play more receiver, I can blossom more as a receiver. I know the abilities I have."Well, Roscoe, the Bills agree with you: Buffalo extended the former second-round pick, who still had two years left on his rookie deal. According to MDS on PFT, the extension earns Parrish a $1.1 million signing bonus, bonuses of $3.25 million in 2008, $1.5 million in '09, a $1 million base salary in 2009, and base salaries of $1.25 million in 2010 and 2011, plus $500,000 roster bonuses each year.
Not too shabby for a punt returner who also plays wideout. When the Bills used a second-round pick on a return specialist I thought it was a reach, but I think Parrish and Devin Hester have both proven well worth it. Parrish currently leads the league in punt returns, averaging 17.5 yards per return -- and as Michael David Smith mentioned to me, this news certainly has to make the aforementioned Hester -- who'll be looking to re-negotiate his deal in near future -- very happy.