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Cribbs could get paid by end of next week

NFL_cribbs1.jpgJason La Canfora of NFL Network recently reported that a framework is in place for a new contract between the Browns and receiver Josh Cribbs.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer now reports that the deal could be done by the end of next week.

With agents and teams convening in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine, it’s likely that Cribbs’ representatives will hammer out any remaining details there.

The three-year deal would replace the three remaining years on Cribbs’ current commitment.

He reportedly wants $10 million in guaranteed money; the team wants to give him only $5 million guaranteed.  Apparently, there’s optimism that the gap will be bridged.

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25 Responses to “Cribbs could get paid by end of next week”
  1. Ballz_Deep says: Feb 19, 2010 4:56 PM

    He’s basically worth it.

  2. brownsfn says: Feb 19, 2010 5:05 PM

    cue the “pay da man” idiots…

  3. NinersRule! says: Feb 19, 2010 5:08 PM

    Pay him! Who else do you have on that roster thats worth it?

  4. tjgriggs says: Feb 19, 2010 5:10 PM

    Great idea piss millions away. NO kick returner is ever worth it. Name one who is a game breaker for long enough to justify a fat long term contract. ONE??? I’m listening.

  5. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Feb 19, 2010 5:25 PM

    I promise, he will be a non-factor for the next season. He was playing to get the big paycheck.
    Now that he is going to get it, 0 punt returns for TD’s, 0 KO returns for TD’s. [see Devin Hester]

  6. PAYDAMAN says: Feb 19, 2010 5:51 PM

    I love how people consistently compare him to Devin Hester. The two are totally different players. Cribbs has gotten better with each year and it’s not like the Browns are breaking the bank to pay him. Josh Cribbs is the heart and soul of the city of Cleveland.

  7. 20_Lb_Sack says: Feb 19, 2010 6:22 PM

    The biggest kick returner that comes to mind is Brian Mitchell…He would be worth the money!!!! Cribbs is worth the money since he is a decent part of their offense also

  8. naskar says: Feb 19, 2010 6:46 PM

    josh cribbs is NOT the heart and soul of the city of cleveland, are you kidding me??? he’s an exciting return man, but has little overall value because his role is so limited & the window closes very fast on these types of players…cleveland fans are so clueless…

  9. BBB82 says: Feb 19, 2010 7:05 PM

    2500 combined yards and 7 TD’s last year in a limited role is pretty decent.

  10. Wrathchild says: Feb 19, 2010 7:54 PM

    Why the hell would he even want to stay in Cleveland?

  11. trickbunny says: Feb 19, 2010 8:14 PM

    Wrathchild says:
    February 19, 2010 7:54 PM
    Why the hell would he even want to stay in Cleveland?
    ————————————————-
    Yeah, really. What’s with this loyalty bullshit? I can’t understand someone who’s actually a team player, practically seen as a god in his city, who likes his teammates and his coaches. WTF is wrong with this guy?
    You’re right, Wrathchild. Every player should just be a money-grubbing glory hog with no loyalty who just abandons his teammates to hitch a ride on whoever is the coming years’ Siper Bowl bound team…
    Douche.

  12. Hooby says: Feb 19, 2010 8:16 PM

    @brownsfn
    PAY THE MAN!

  13. trickbunny says: Feb 19, 2010 8:17 PM

    ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says:
    February 19, 2010 5:25 PM
    I promise, he will be a non-factor for the next season. He was playing to get the big paycheck.
    Now that he is going to get it, 0 punt returns for TD’s, 0 KO returns for TD’s. [see Devin Hester]
    ————————————————-
    Here’s one that will be fun to clip, put in a folder, and re-post at the end of next season.

  14. WhoDat_champs says: Feb 19, 2010 8:37 PM

    He should leave that horrible franchise. Have they ever won anything?

  15. trickbunny says: Feb 19, 2010 8:56 PM

    WhoDat_champs says:
    February 19, 2010 8:37 PM
    He should leave that horrible franchise. Have they ever won anything?
    ————————————————–
    Yes. 9 NFL championships. More than anyone else in the history of pro football.
    Any other dumbass questions?

  16. johnnydom says: Feb 19, 2010 9:28 PM

    No F-ing way is he worth giving $10 million in guaranteed money when the team has HUGE HOLES in it.
    See the Devin Hester experiment, er…screw up.
    Regarding Cribbs, he is a good player and
    he likes playing here but don’t forget he got $6+ million already.
    Stand your ground Browns. This is why the Steelers win championships because they don’t renogitate when a player plays to his ability with his existing contract. They pay the man after his contract is up or nearly up…not before

  17. King Ding-A-Ling says: Feb 19, 2010 10:29 PM

    This guy has been one of the few bright spots in Cleveland since the Art Modell stole their franchise.
    He earned his money, give it to him.

  18. King Ding-A-Ling says: Feb 19, 2010 10:38 PM

    Is that a Saints fan calling the Browns a horrible franchise?
    If you wanna talk about pathetic franchises, chew on this…
    You idiots have been the laughing stock of the NFL for the better part of 40 years. There is only 3 teams have fewer playoff appearances than you..
    The Saints franchise started in 1967, and has 7 playoff appearances.
    Carolina has 4 playoff appearances (and just as many Super Bowl appearances), and Jacksonville has 6 playoff appearances, but they didn’t get their start til 1995.
    Houston has no playoff appearances, but they didnt start til 2002.

  19. frewdaddy says: Feb 19, 2010 10:59 PM

    lol who dat champs… the saints win their first super bowl and now they have done big things… its an uncapped year and cribbs is keeping browns fans going so why not pay him?

  20. sadly a browns fan says: Feb 20, 2010 12:41 AM

    He won’t cost that much money. After the uncapped year they can easily trade or cut him if need be. As far as going to another team, he’s under contract for 3 years. The Browns control whatever happens to him

  21. RobC says: Feb 20, 2010 12:57 AM

    LMAO at “PAYDAMAN”… Really?? Josh Cribbs is the “heart and soul” of Cleveland???? HAHAHAHA!!!
    Ever hear of a young kid named LeBron James?!?!?!?

  22. Laxer37 says: Feb 20, 2010 1:35 AM

    I’m sure everything will work out. The Browns have a long history of making great decisions.

  23. KingKunal says: Feb 20, 2010 1:54 AM

    Why give him the extention?
    There is a rule of uncapped salary season that Mr. Florio has yet to even acknowledge (prob. because he does not know it).
    A players pay can only be raised 30% by his team on an extension in an uncapped year.
    He is making 635k next season in base salary, which means that if the Browns wait until the CAP is lifted, they could only pay his a MAX of around 850k base because of the rules.

  24. COONSQUALLER says: Feb 20, 2010 6:52 AM

    # trickbunny says: February 19, 2010 8:56 PM
    WhoDat_champs says:
    February 19, 2010 8:37 PM
    He should leave that horrible franchise. Have they ever won anything?
    ————————————————–
    Yes. 9 NFL championships. More than anyone else in the history of pro football.
    Any other dumbass questions?
    ———————————————–
    trickbunny….AWESOME..couldn’t have said it any more clearer..Go Holmgren!!!!

  25. Coyle says: Feb 20, 2010 7:25 AM

    Go look at Cribbs on YouTube. He blocks, he tackles, he receives, he plays with heart, he runs, he makes yards, he mixes it up, he does it all. And he even makes touchdowns. Go look at him on YouTube! Go look! And then you will see one of the best football players today. Don’t run your mouth about Cribbs until you go look! DA and Quinn are being paid way more than the man who plays the hardest and the best. Don’t take my word for it, go look! The man is a monster. Go look!

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