A month ago, Browns receiver Josh Cribbs sounded like a guy who wanted out of Cleveland.
Now, it’s looking like he might never leave.
As a supplement to his agent’s recent comments regarding the progress that has been made on a long-term deal that would replace the three years left on Cribbs’ current contract, Cribbs told Tony Rizzo of ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland earlier today that the process is “going really fast,” and that an agreement will be reached “very soon.”
Cribbs predicted that an accord will be reached “[s]ome time before the [Scouting] Combine,” which opens in two weeks.
“I am satisfied with how quickly it’s moving,” Cribbs said. “I’ve been getting updates at the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl when I was out of town. I met with my agents. They have been talking to Heckert all throughout the process and it’s going pretty good. Holmgren has reached out. He’s made a huge effort to get it done. He said he wants me here and he wants me to play here. I’m happy right now and I’ll be even happier once it’s finalized.”
We’re not sure why the team’s position has changed so quickly; maybe Holmgren has been ordering a bunch of pizzas.