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Cribbs' agent says talks with Browns are progressing

Two weeks after Browns receiver and return man Joshua Cribbs said he’s finished in Cleveland, his agent said they’re having “very positive” talks with the team.

“We’ve talked to [Browns President] Mike Holmgren and [General Manager] Tom Heckert and we have an understanding that we’re going to work together on this,” Cribbs’ agent, J.R. Rickert, told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We have a much clearer indication that something can be worked out and that it’s not just lip service.”

Cribbs previously said that the Browns had given him a take-it-or-leave-it deal, and that he wasn’t going to take it. In fact, Cribbs said he’d rather sit out altogether than accept the contract offer the Browns had given him.

But Rickert said Holmgren and Heckert “made it clear to us that they had not made a take-it-or-leave-it proposition or a final offer,” adding that “Josh feels very good about it.”

So in two weeks, Cribbs has gone from saying he’s done in Cleveland to feeling “very good” about the Browns. If that much progress can be made in two weeks, it’s probably safe to say Cribbs will be there when the Browns open training camp in six months.

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  1. hizzle1281 says: Jan 22, 2010 10:21 AM

    scrub

  2. The Coop says: Jan 22, 2010 10:21 AM

    Glad all that public bitching was worth it.
    Josh, everyone thinks you should get paid. Just keep your mouth shut bro.

  3. ipeefreely says: Jan 22, 2010 10:32 AM

    No muckracking on the Cowboys on this fine Friday morning?

  4. DonTerrelli says: Jan 22, 2010 10:40 AM

    Cribbs needs to put his foot in his mouth and go play.

  5. Roboto says: Jan 22, 2010 10:41 AM

    Ok….so, when are Browns gonna start progressing? Ha!

  6. JAJ says: Jan 22, 2010 10:50 AM

    Both Cribbs & Rickert need to STFU. Cribbs only value is as a ST player. Know your roll Cribbs. I’d trade him for ANY teams 1st rndr right now.

  7. Cornerdenizen says: Jan 22, 2010 11:10 AM

    Its funny how the pilgrims applaud people like Donald Trump for being a “kick ass,” “take no prisoners” brand of businessman.
    But when a guy like Cribbs, who ( unlike Trump)has an obvious talent, not to mention personality, he gets criticized for taking an aggressive stance in what is essentially the entertainment business.
    And for anyone who has actually seen him play and knows anything about football, he is far more than a special teamer. The guy can effectively run the ball and is a good receiver. On a team that didnt provide a lot of highlights, Cribbs is the Browns best player. He should be paid accordingly

  8. Pack_Attack says: Jan 22, 2010 11:13 AM

    Anyone else hear the Packers are talking to his agent>?

  9. brownies4life says: Jan 22, 2010 11:19 AM

    hizzle1281 says: January 22, 2010 10:21 AM
    scrub
    SERIOUSLY? Josh Cribbs is a scrub? Thats the dumbest post you could ever make. Before you wrote that did you look at what you were writing? The guy just set the NFL RECORD for return tds. IN HIS 5th year!!!! Your a disgrace. Don’t ever post anything on this cite again you idiot.

  10. brownies4life says: Jan 22, 2010 11:38 AM

    Cornerdenizen
    Could not have said it better myself. The guy makes somewhere around 500,000-800,000 a year. But then you have coaches who sit AT HOME and do nothing who are making money because they got fired. Or qbs are overrated and have no interest in playing the league or doing the work necessary to play in this league making 20-30 mil a year (Jamarcus). How can you blame Cribbs? He plays as hard as anyone in the league.
    Josh Cribbs waited until the season was over to say anything about his contract. He is a class act.

  11. GoBrowns19 says: Jan 22, 2010 11:44 AM

    Well duh, am I that smart or is anyone else that stupid to not have known this was going to get worked out? And where’s everyone’s MANGINA comments? I’m sure something’s his fault right?

  12. daffy87 says: Jan 22, 2010 11:46 AM

    This should surprise nobody. Everyone with a brain knew Holmgren just wanted to make a decision on a head coach and GM before he concerned himself with any players. Good for Cribbs, he needs more money…it’s unfortunate he had to whine like an infant to all the public…you’d rather not see that.

  13. xskippzx says: Jan 22, 2010 11:53 AM

    Anybody who thinks Cribbs only has value as a kick returner is an absolute moron.
    Devin Hester can’t hold Josh Cribbs’ jock.

  14. Cornerdenizen says: Jan 22, 2010 11:59 AM

    @ brownies4life:
    Thanks man. Im not a Browns fan. My father-in-law is though! And the few times I saw Cribbs play, he was the most exciting part of the game. Anyone can see that.

  15. trickbunny says: Jan 22, 2010 12:13 PM

    brownies4life says:
    January 22, 2010 11:19 AM
    hizzle1281 says: January 22, 2010 10:21 AM
    scrub
    SERIOUSLY? Josh Cribbs is a scrub? Thats the dumbest post you could ever make. Before you wrote that did you look at what you were writing? The guy just set the NFL RECORD for return tds. IN HIS 5th year!!!! Your a disgrace. Don’t ever post anything on this cite again you idiot.
    ————————————————
    Easy… It’s pretty obvious the doofus is just a Browns hater and is trying to get a reaction by trolling. Don’t fall for it next time.

  16. trickbunny says: Jan 22, 2010 12:16 PM

    Roboto says:
    January 22, 2010 10:41 AM
    Ok….so, when are Browns gonna start progressing? Ha!
    ————————————————-
    They progressed quite a bit at the end of this season by winning their last 4 in a row after losing 11 of the first 12.
    …Any other (dumb) questions?

  17. AlCortez says: Jan 22, 2010 12:40 PM

    “Your a disgrace. Don’t ever post anything on this cite again you idiot.”
    You’re gonna discount this as grammar nazi-ish, but as a general rule, calling somebody an idiot backfires instantly if you screw up the spelling. Which almost invariably happens.
    And yes, Cribbs is not a scrub, unless scrub means “one of the most exciting players to watch on the team.” Which I doubt it does.
    Point lost from original post is, Dawn Aponte was the one to tell Cribbs’ agent “this is our final offer”. I think we can assume she’s no longer going to be dealing with agents?

  18. hizzle1281 says: Jan 22, 2010 4:12 PM

    brownies4life says:
    January 22, 2010 11:19 AM
    hizzle1281 says: January 22, 2010 10:21 AM
    scrub
    SERIOUSLY? Josh Cribbs is a scrub? Thats the dumbest post you could ever make. Before you wrote that did you look at what you were writing? The guy just set the NFL RECORD for return tds. IN HIS 5th year!!!! Your a disgrace. Don’t ever post anything on this cite again you idiot.
    ——————————————
    your a Browns fan, enough said

  19. tobago says: Jan 23, 2010 10:47 PM

    Good to see the new regime knows a good player when they see one.

  20. BrownsFan1957 says: Jan 24, 2010 11:17 PM

    PAY THE MAN!

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