It certainly sounded as if Roscoe Parrish's time with the Bills could be near a conclusion after Jauron explained why the wide receiver was out of the lineup Sunday. The coach offered an uncharacteristically blunt assessment of the situation Monday.
"The switch was made there for a lot of reasons. No. 1 was the availability of Fred [Jackson]. Once Marshawn [Lynch] came back it gave us more room to use Fred in other ways that we really like him, and one of those ways is a return guy," Jauron said. "It allowed us maybe more leeway in terms of game decisions and personnel decisions. Both Roscoe and Freddy are terrific returners, so we didn't feel like we were losing much quite frankly."
Jauron never mentioned the thigh injury that limited Parrish in practice last week as a reason for sitting him. Told the situation could be perceived as a drop in confidence in Parrish — since he has been the main returner — Jauron responded: "Perception is in the eye of the perceiver. So take it any way you want to take it, but I think I explained why we did it."
One possible destination for Parrish is Washington. The NFL trade deadline is at 4 p.m. today.