Cleveland Browns receiver and return man Josh Cribbs said last week that he thinks it’s over for him in Cleveland. And today Cribbs said that he’s prepared not to play at all if the Browns don’t trade him and don’t offer him a better contract.
Cribbs said on ESPN Radio that his camp was told the Browns’ latest contract offer was a take-it-or-leave-it deal. When asked whether he would play for the Browns if they don’t increase that offer, Cribbs was emphatic that he won’t.
“Oh, if that’s it? No,” Cribbs said.
When asked directly what he’ll do if the Browns don’t change their offer, Cribbs was blunt in his answer.
“I won’t play,” Cribbs said. “I won’t play.”
Of course, lots of players have said they won’t play under their current contracts, only to change their minds when they realize the team isn’t budging. But for now, Cribbs is unhappy enough with the Browns that he insists he’d rather not play at all than play for a team that he views as seriously undervaluing his services.