Around the AFC East: Parrish wants the ball
October, 31, 2008
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com
- Standout punt-returner Roscoe Parrish is calling for more action in the Bills' passing game, according to Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
- The Bills will unveil a new text-messaging system Sunday that will allow fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium to report problems or emergencies via cell phone, says Maiorana.
- The Bills, who have lost two of their last three games, are looking to reassert themselves in the division when they host the Jets, winners of three of their last four, writes AP's John Wawrow.
- Running back Patrick Cobbs says teammate Ronnie Brown is"overdue" for a big game, writes the Miami Herald's Jeff Darlington. Going against Denver's 30th-ranked defense this weekend, Brown might get the chance.
- Cobbs has signed a two-year extention with the Fins, reports of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
- Coach Tony Sparano claims he knew quarterback Chad Pennington was his starter days after signing him, writes the Palm Beach Post's Edgar Thompson.
New England Patriots:
- Adalius Thomas, New England's richest free-agent signee in the Belichick era, is playing a much larger role in his second year with the team, says the Boston Globe's Christopher L. Gasper.
- Cornerback Ellis Hobbs returned to practice Thursday, which should provide a boost for the Pats on both defense and special teams on Sunday, reports Gasper.
- The Providence Journal's Jim Donaldson asks how long the banged-up Pats can keep up their recent winning ways?
New York Jets: