Buccaneers switch return men

September, 25, 2012
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given up on receiver/return man Jordan Shipley -- again.

Two days after Shipley failed to handle a punt return in a loss to Dallas, the Buccaneers have waived him. They also waived Shipley at the end of the preseason, after claiming him off waivers from Cincinnati.

The Bucs filled Shipley’s roster spot by signing veteran return man/receiver Roscoe Parrish.

In the last seven seasons with Buffalo, Parrish had 135 punt returns for 1,622 yards and three touchdowns. His 12.0-yard career punt return average ranks second to Devin Hester (12.8) among current players.

Parrish also has 134 career pass receptions for 1,502 yards and seven touchdowns and has returned 29 kickoffs for 685 yards.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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