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Report: Five teams interested in Josh Cribbs

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Before the legal non-tampering tampering period began, Browns receiver Josh Cribbs declared during a radio interview that his agent is “meeting with several different teams” and that “[t]here is a lot of interest” and that “[t]here are already numbers brought to the table” and that “[t]hings are happening” and that “[w]heels are turning behind closed doors.”

It should be no surprise, then, that Cribbs is one of the rare players to whom specific teams are being linked, now that the legal non-tampering tampering period has opened.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, five teams have interest in the receiver/return specialist:  the Giants, 49ers, Patriots, Cowboys, and Cardinals.

Typically, a mega-list of interested teams comes from the agent, and not from a poll of the 32 teams.  Especially when all 32 teams are running scared under the threat of a tampering investigation if negotiation inadvertently crosses the vague line between talking and agreeing.

After months of leading teams to believe that everything but a signed contract may be procured during the three-day negotiating window, the NFL abruptly warned teams on Friday that, while there can be discussions, there can be no offers and no agreements and no leaks of any agreements.

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22 Responses to “Report: Five teams interested in Josh Cribbs”
  1. paulsmith107 says: Mar 9, 2013 9:36 PM

    Why would Dallas want this guy. We have a ton of wideouts we need I line d line and safety help. If we aren’t talking about guys at any of those positions we shouldn’t be talking at all

  2. bengalsstillsuck says: Mar 9, 2013 9:36 PM

    Out of all those team none make since cribbs is not the same guy he was 4 or 5 yrs ago hes washed up.

  3. daknight93 says: Mar 9, 2013 9:37 PM

    He’s a good special teams player and will be a positive addition to any team who picks him up.

  4. kevinwi says: Mar 9, 2013 9:45 PM

    why? 7 years he’s done pretty much nothing…..I realize he’s had zero QBs throwing to him, but man…our 4th round pick had more receptions last year and our passing game sucked.

  5. greatestgamensports says: Mar 9, 2013 9:53 PM

    Would love to see this guy in Dallas returning kicks!

  6. bigdog3300 says: Mar 9, 2013 9:55 PM

    Can we just start admitting Cribbs is a return specialist, not a receiver? Same with Ginn Jr.

  7. 49erdynasty says: Mar 9, 2013 10:00 PM

    Perfect fit for the 49ers. Make it happen Baalke

  8. jrfrom508 says: Mar 9, 2013 10:07 PM

    I’d love to see him in NE. Our return game is hurting! Do it Belichick!!

  9. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 9, 2013 10:18 PM

    Eagles.

  10. ytownjoe says: Mar 9, 2013 10:18 PM

    Brad Seeley loves the guy. Cribs is going to the 49ers.

  11. joshhatesthesteelers says: Mar 9, 2013 10:21 PM

    Dudes garbage really

  12. chrismatthewsucks says: Mar 9, 2013 10:34 PM

    niners can’t pick up any decent recivers, See Mario, R. Moss, Ted Gin, its a loss cause for the niners..

  13. rexgrossman8 says: Mar 9, 2013 11:46 PM

    NE, Den, or KC. Maybe Stl.

  14. romospersonalsnuggie says: Mar 10, 2013 12:23 AM

    Let romo get em the ball as wr number 3 an he’ll succeed.

  15. roadtrip3500 says: Mar 10, 2013 1:17 AM

    If the Giants are interested in Cribbs, that means they want David Wilson to rush more than return, and would rather have a veteran returner for both kickoffs and punts. Would be a good move if they can get him, but would really close the door on Bradshaw returning (if no one else is interested), even at a hometown discount. Could also make Domenik Hixon expendable as Giants WR/PR, since Rueben Randle got more work at PR than Hixon in 2012.

  16. divious24 says: Mar 10, 2013 3:54 AM

    For the money he is asking he really isn’t worth it, he’s nothing more than returner and field position specialist and as a Cowboys fan please don’t risk it

  17. coachbeck says: Mar 10, 2013 4:08 AM

    Dude isn’t playing WR anywhere. He will return and spot at WR. Talk of him being anything more than a 4th WR is nuts. That said I would love to have him as a returner

  18. voiceofreason says: Mar 10, 2013 8:15 AM

    Cribbs’ cap # must be too high, because the LIONS would love to have this guy, Im assuming. We need a return-man badly, and another solid WR badly…and Cribbs isnt just any player, pair up Cribbs and Megatron, see what happens….

  19. dbfan4ever says: Mar 10, 2013 8:44 AM

    Cribbs is one of the good guys in the NFL that does a lot to give back to the community. I know he wanted to stay in Cleveland but any city would benefit from having such a class act in their clubs locker room. I am not a Cleveland fan but I can’t help but cheer for guys like this! Good luck Cribbs wherever you end up.

  20. dacoolnamesweretaken says: Mar 10, 2013 10:30 AM

    I don’t understand the Cowboy’s interest. We have a logjam of 3rd WR’s, and Dwayne Harris is already a good punt returner.

  21. patsandsox says: Mar 10, 2013 1:25 PM

    New England doesnt want him, all he can do is return kicks.

  22. theuglitruth says: Mar 10, 2013 9:03 PM

    Cardinals have an excellent returner in Patrick Peterson…I can’t see why they are on the list?

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