Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the team and Cribbs’ agents have agreed on everything but the amount of the guaranteed money.
Of course, the amount of the guaranteed money is a fairly important term, given that the custom is for the NFL base salaries to not be guaranteed.
Per Cabot, the Browns currently are considering Cribbs’ latest proposal. If the Browns reject it, Cribbs might have to decide whether to take the deal — or to honor the three remaining years of his current contract.
The fact that Cribbs already is signed for the next three years has complicated the process, given that Cribbs has no real leverage. And though Cabot points out that, over the past three years, Cribbs leads the league in all-purpose yards, kickoff returns contain a lot of fluff. We’re far more impressed by yards from scrimmage, since it’s rare that a guy can cover 10-20 percent of the field after an offensive snap without being touched.