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Receiver depth a concern with Roscoe out, Stevie hobbled

The hard luck of Roscoe Parrish continues.

The Buffalo Bills’ diminutive wide receiver is dealing with a left ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s 38-35 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Bills coach Chan Gailey said Monday the injury is “more long term than short term, unfortunately.

Gailey said Parrish would undergo more tests later this week to determine the exact severity of the injury, but that it’s possible it could be season ending.

“Let’s see how the reports go,” Gailey said. “He’s supposed to see some more people later this week and I hope that’s an outside chance [going on injured reserve]. But you can never say never.”

Parrish missed the second half of last season after breaking his wrist. He is certain to be out Sunday for the team’s showdown with the New England Patriots, but that’s not the only injury concern the Bills are dealing with at receiver.

Receiver Stevie Johnson’s nagging groin injury was clearly bothering him Monday, as he walked gingerly through the locker room.

“I can feel it when I walk now,” Johnson said. “Last week, I didn’t feel it when I walked, only when I got out on the field, but now it [the pain] is just there.”

Johnson doesn’t expect to miss any games.

“Right now I feel like it’s something I’m going to have to play through,” he said “… When I’m out there, it’ll hurt, but I’ll still be giving it my all.”

Johnson was also in and out of the lineup on the Bills’ final drive against the Raiders, but he attributed that more to cramping in his legs.

---Jay Skurski


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