Earlier on Wednesday, Florio pointed out that things were looking awfully thin at receiver for the Browns.
Josh Cribbs, Mohamed Massaquoi and Travis Benjamin all missed Monday’s practice with injuries, leaving the team with three healthy wideouts ahead of their date with the Giants in New Jersey. The outlook improved a little bit when the Browns practiced on Wednesday.
Cribbs was able to practice six days after suffering a concussion in the Thursday night loss to the Ravens. He told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he feels ready to play this week after getting knocked out on a hit he doesn’t really remember. He also said his wife and brother want him to quit playing football after this injury, but that he isn’t ready.
It remains to see if the Browns agree with Cribbs’ assessment, but getting on the field Wednesday certainly bodes better for his chances than the opposite outcome. The other two injured receivers weren’t able to join Cribbs. Massaquoi remained sidelined with a hamstring injury and Travis Benjamin missed another practice with an injury that remains undisclosed.
Jordan Norwood and Josh Gordon are in line for more playing time if those two players can’t play this Sunday.