Wide receiver Samie Jabar Parker is a member of the Las Vegas Locomotives team of the United Football League. After playing his college football for the Oregon Ducks, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in round four of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was the 105th pick overall.
Parker played with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004 through 2007. In 2008, he was signed by the Denver Broncos and released prior to the start of the season. He was then signed by the Carolina Panthers but was released on August 30. The Seattle Seahawks contracted Parker on September 10 but cut him three days later. He was later signed by the team of Oakland Raiders on 12th May, 2009 and released on 26th August to be replaced by cornerback, Mike Hawkins.
Post this, Parker signed with the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League starting 11 games for the Rush, with 78 passes, 15 touchdowns of 1,135 yards. He made his second stint with the Locos for the second season of the UFL too.
|Team||Las Vegas Locomotives|
|Born||25 Mar 1981|
|Las Vegas Locomotives||2010 - present|
|Las Vegas Locomotives||2009|
|Kansas City Chiefs||2004 - 2007|
In four seasons with the Chiefs, Parker played in 47 games, making 100 receptions for 1,529 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s fumbled three times, losing two. Parker averaged 13.9 YPC.
The five-foot-eleven, 185-pound wideout shows fine speed in getting downfield and good running chops. But his routes are less than perfect and he tends to round off rather than make crisp cuts. He is undersized and will often get out muscled and jammed at the line. Parker will body catch but will usually not extend himself to make a reception and he’s not very good in traffic, displaying a lack of control. His strength is in running under the ball. In order to survive in the NFL, he must use on more than just his speed.