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Deal between Josh Cribbs, Cardinals far from finished

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Earlier Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the Cardinals and Browns free agent returner / wide receiver Josh Cribbs had just about agreed to a deal.

Then there was the matter of Cribbs linking to a photo collage on his verified Twitter account with the caption: “It’s been a blessing to be in Cleveland, wishing the best to the city & the Team. If I could stay I would…”

However, PFT has learned that no deal between the Cardinals and Cribbs is imminent.

In fact, as it stands now, a deal is far from consummated.

UPDATE 11:31 p.m. ET: Rapoport reports that Cribbs has picked Arizona but that no contract is imminent.

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17 Responses to “Deal between Josh Cribbs, Cardinals far from finished”
  1. capesquad says: Mar 13, 2013 11:10 PM

    What’s your rush, Josh? Check out NE before you sign on the dotted line…. we could use your return skills as well as your hands.

  2. bengalsstillsuck says: Mar 13, 2013 11:12 PM

    We dont want u back u haven’t done crap in 5 yrs and when u did do crap we still sucked.

  3. errybodybabydaddy says: Mar 13, 2013 11:12 PM

    Hell be a Bengal in no time. WHO DEY!!!!!

  4. Canyonero says: Mar 13, 2013 11:13 PM

    It begs the question: what is Arizona supposedly bringing him on board to do?

    Kick returner? Wide receiver?

    Patrick Peterson can return kicks. All due respect, Cribbs hasn’t been consistent at WR.

    Kind of doubt AZ will sneak past the 49ers and Seahawks just being clever on special teams.

  5. coltzfan166 says: Mar 13, 2013 11:23 PM

    He’s earned the right to leave Cleveland. Just like LeBron.

  6. chrispin53 says: Mar 13, 2013 11:24 PM

    We dont want u back u haven’t done crap in 5 yrs and when u did do crap we still sucked.

    Josh cribbs wasn’t your problem. He was one of your only weapons, the bengals “who still suck” would gladly take him for a third straight run to the post season.

  7. thesportsguy52 says: Mar 13, 2013 11:35 PM

    I’m still not quite sure why you would make this signing. I mean, I understand that the Cardinals need a playmaker on offense opposite Fitz, but your current kick/punt returner is a guy named Patrick Peterson. If I remember correctly he has already one games for you by doing just that. Why would you create this controversy and crowd that position while you could be spending that money on a Jennings or Fred Davis?

  8. howiefeltersnatch says: Mar 13, 2013 11:49 PM

    He’s earned the right to cleave Leveland.

  9. thetooloftools says: Mar 13, 2013 11:51 PM

    I put my stock in Mary Kay. If she knows she tells, but even if she knows and is told to shut up, she still knows.
    She is one of the FEW, media resources in
    Cleveland who is plugged in.
    Tony Grossi was great too even though he’s gone.

  10. yourmomcalled says: Mar 13, 2013 11:52 PM

    Best laugh I have had today coltzfan

  11. jakeplummersghost says: Mar 13, 2013 11:56 PM

    It begs the question: what is Arizona supposedly bringing him on board to do?

    Kick returner? Wide receiver?

    Patrick Peterson can return kicks. All due respect, Cribbs hasn’t been consistent at WR.

    Kind of doubt AZ will sneak past the 49ers and Seahawks just being clever on special teams.
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    ^This is a poorly-informed comment

    Peterson returns punts, not KO’s. Cards have talent at WR with Fitz, Roberts and Floyd.

    LaRod Stephens-Howling left, who was AZ’s KO returner and backup RB/speedy guy on offense. Cribbs would fill his void as a kick returner and someone with explosive speed that they can move around on the snaps when he’s in.

    It’s day two of free-agency, not week 1. Wait for the draft and training camp. Arians and Keim will build this team in a year or two primarily with guys who are still attending college classes at this point. No reason to panic re: SEA and SF.

  12. brownsbacker1979 says: Mar 14, 2013 12:31 AM

    You so called “Browns Fans” like bengalsstillsuck, you’re a disgrace. Sure, we haven’t been much of a successful football team for a long time, but nobody held us fans down like Josh. He has done more for the team AND the community (that you don’t seem to give a damn about) than anyone and i repeat ANYONE. So Josh Cribbs, from a REAL Browns fan, i thank you for your service and am honored to see you wear that Orange and Brown. See you on that ring of honor one day my friend.

  13. gmfw7 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:57 AM

    “why would arizona sign him to return kicks and punts if they already have patrick peterson as their return man”?…oo i don’t know. maybe because peterson was selected with a top 10 pick and is widely believed to be one of the top 3 CB in football for the next decade, and a team with any brains wouldn’t want to risk a cornerstone player like that getting a serious injury returning kicks. seems pretty obvious to me

  14. patrickpetersonstalent says: Mar 14, 2013 2:24 AM

    people do your homework! pp21 returns PUNTS, cribbs would return KICKS. pretty nasty combo.

  15. bstras2809 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:48 AM

    Agreed with BrownsBacker. Cribbs stuck it out as long as he could and tries his damnedest to bring a winner home. Congrats on the contract, my friend!

  16. mrobinson14 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:29 AM

    Thanks for the great memories josh. Love having you as a role model. #browns4life

  17. mrfrostyj says: Mar 14, 2013 3:58 PM

    Mary Kay knows what she’s talking about. When the Browns fired Marty Morninwheg (sp?) as their head coach to hire Chip Kelly this season she was totally on the money. She was the first one to report when Peyton Hillis got traded mid season in 2011 and when Colt McCoy got cut this season to make more cap space.

    Now THATS reporting. (and that’s why the NFL network has hediti “whatchamacalit” on the Browns beat and not Mary Kay).

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