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Joshua Cribbs to decide between Cardinals, Patriots

Joshua Cribbs, Danny McCray AP

Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver and kick returner Joshua Cribbs has narrowed his list of possible options down to just two.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cribbs is expected to decide between the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots for his services. Cribbs is looking to head elsewhere after spending his first eight seasons with the Browns organization.

Cribbs played in all 16 games for the Browns last season but caught just seven passes for 63 yards and had six fumbles, losing three. It was his least productive season as a receiver since becoming a more involved part of Cleveland’s offense in 2009.

Cribbs did average 27.4 yards per kick return last season but hasn’t returned a kick to the end zone since 2009 when he scored a career high three times on kickoff returns.

 

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53 Responses to “Joshua Cribbs to decide between Cardinals, Patriots”
  1. trevor123698 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:37 AM

    I would really like to see him in a Pats uniform

  2. vertskate900 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:39 AM

    Just go to the Pats and give yourself the feeling of a winning season for once in your career, Cribbs.

  3. fumblenuts says: Mar 13, 2013 1:39 AM

    Cards will be rebuilding like forever………..this SHOULD be a no-brainer!

  4. afreak2u says: Mar 13, 2013 1:40 AM

    Should be a no brainer

  5. whodeydaytonchapter says: Mar 13, 2013 1:40 AM

    wow. a washed up AFC North wide out in New England? What could go wrong?

  6. vcstriker16 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:43 AM

    Not unlike my dinner options this evening.

    Long John Silvers or Morton’s?

  7. northerntanned says: Mar 13, 2013 1:50 AM

    So he needs to decide between a HOF QB or No QB.

  8. mmreuth says: Mar 13, 2013 1:51 AM

    I’d welcome Cribbs to NE without overspending which I’m sure they won’t. Possible the change of scenery rejuvenates his once threatening return game? Also, don’t know how much of a deep threat he may be at this point, but its worth a shot throwing his way if Brady and him can click

  9. sumoson says: Mar 13, 2013 1:51 AM

    Im just stunned there is actually a market for Cribbs

  10. kingdm8 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:52 AM

    As big of a Cards can as I am, I don’t really see what the holdup is with signing with the Pats. Maybe he knows something about our QB situation that I don’t.

  11. redbengalnation says: Mar 13, 2013 1:53 AM

    Really josh? U have to decide between Patriots and CARDINALS???? Thats a no brainer buddy. He must be immune to losing. Brady will make em a probowl wide reciever in 1 year tops! Use your head cribbs!

  12. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 13, 2013 2:02 AM

    Not even Cardinals fans think he’s going to pick them.

  13. gillespie138 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:04 AM

    Chance to win a ring or be on a team that will maybe win 4 games. I get why it’s a hard choice lol

  14. bubba99m says: Mar 13, 2013 2:04 AM

    Are you kidding me? If the money is even close to equal, what is there to decide? Is there anything inside that helmet? Geeez!

  15. iced107 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:09 AM

    so a team without a qb vs a HOF qb….as a rams fan, sounds like an easy decision…

  16. dirtysouthniner says: Mar 13, 2013 2:10 AM

    He can’t carry a franchise,NE would utilize him well,Az could get him open with Fitzi but,who’s gonna throw?

  17. goldrush36 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:12 AM

    Kinda baffled about the AZ deal with Patrick Peterson in house

  18. raider23mike says: Mar 13, 2013 2:12 AM

    This is a no-brainer!! But in the end MONEY TALKS

  19. nfl4days says: Mar 13, 2013 2:13 AM

    Translation: Josh Cribbs to decide between making the playoffs and having a chance at a ring, while making less money, or good money on a cellar dweller. Same old same old.

  20. mittywalter says: Mar 13, 2013 2:16 AM

    No offense to the Pats and their fans, but when it comes down to these two organizations you always gotta go with my Cards!

    Best in the west! Thaaaass right!

  21. uberdepressedbrownsredsfan says: Mar 13, 2013 2:17 AM

    “Josh Cribbs to decide between losing, winning in 2013″*

  22. dolfanz019 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:26 AM

    This doesn’t seem like a hard decision at all. Hmm, Cardinals where I’ll be on a horrible team, or the Patriots where I’ll be on a Super Bowl contender.

  23. theuglitruth says: Mar 13, 2013 2:42 AM

    Not sure there is much to decide….both are cheap! NE offers a short stay because they may cut him if the draft pans out….AZ probably offers more stability for a roster spot.

  24. fm31970 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:46 AM

    Who would chose the Cardinals over the Patriots?

  25. banvard316 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:48 AM

    I’m a Cardinals fan and even I think that’s an easy decision.

  26. bdawks20 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:00 AM

    Well, you can go to the team that competes at the top of their conference every year or you can go to a team that is arguably the worst team in their division and looks like they will be there for a few years. Tough choice, huh?

  27. crp63 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:05 AM

    How difficult can this decision really be? Do I want my Quarterback to be Tom Brady or some dude who got voted off the Island?

  28. trademarkelane says: Mar 13, 2013 3:12 AM

    Come on man, we put your name on pizza boxes, I guess that’s all you are worth, “Brown for life” whatever, go to the desert and drift away like a tumble weed into the land of who the hell are you…

  29. favresweiner says: Mar 13, 2013 3:16 AM

    That should be an easy decision…..Hmmm Tom Brady or Kevin Kolb/John Skelton/Ryan Lindley?

  30. bigdaddy44 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:20 AM

    The Cardinals are the probable choice here. Belichick will cut a fumble prone offensive player, instead of giving him a new contract.

  31. callahan9119 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:22 AM

    Sucks he is leaving us, in my opinion he should have been a running back, he might have been great at it.

    Too late for that though.

  32. wolfey9699 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:26 AM

    Thats an easy decision

  33. johnschatzan says: Mar 13, 2013 3:52 AM

    Really after all those years on the browns you are considering a team with no qb over a team with Tom Brady.

  34. jers10 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:53 AM

    Wow, until reading the last three sentences of this article, I would of said sign this guy if you did not have a decent returner!

    The downward trend is unfortunate.

  35. beerndrums says: Mar 13, 2013 4:39 AM

    So apparently winning a SB isn’t a priority then

  36. cooklynn17 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:20 AM

    Um, this does not appear to be a very hard decision.

  37. bigred12 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:48 AM

    wow, that should be a tough decision.

  38. mec693 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:50 AM

    perennial contender? laughing stock of the league? hmm

  39. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:59 AM

    We win SBs.

  40. Josh says: Mar 13, 2013 6:29 AM

    come play for a winner. you’ll like it. I promise.

  41. clownsfan says: Mar 13, 2013 6:34 AM

    Malcontent. Whiner. Old. Time to go.

  42. silasw33 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:41 AM

    Wes replacement! Talk about expectations

  43. dawglb says: Mar 13, 2013 7:20 AM

    Hmmm,……let’s see….. Tom Brady or Kevin Kolb? Super Bowl, or Sucky Bowl?
    An established program always top 5, or a new staff coming from the bottom 5.
    No brainer!

  44. melikefootball says: Mar 13, 2013 7:45 AM

    Hard pick there wouldn’t you say.

  45. MichaelEdits says: Mar 13, 2013 7:58 AM

    Hmm, do I want to sweat in 100+ degree weather for a doormat without a quarterback or join one of the winningest teams in NFL history? Hmm…

  46. berniekosarisgod19 says: Mar 13, 2013 8:47 AM

    I really wish the Browns would sign Cribbs, I know his best days are behind him, but he is still a valuable special teamer. It will be hard to see him without that orange helmet, good luck to you Josh, Cleveland will always love you. Go Browns

  47. brownoholic says: Mar 13, 2013 9:27 AM

    I love you, Cribbs. New England. No brainer.

    Are you considering Arizona because your now addicted to whining & crying on Twitter.

  48. audient says: Mar 13, 2013 11:10 AM

    I think he has to consider Arizona because he’s more likely to make and stay on the roster there than in New England.

  49. rc33 says: Mar 13, 2013 11:20 AM

    Cribbs is home watching tape of the Cardinals (miraculous) win in Foxboro last season.
    Tough call.

  50. darksidecowboy says: Mar 13, 2013 12:12 PM

    I’m a Cards fan and the answer is obvious…Pats! Sad but true, although maybe the Pats offense might be too challenging, remember how Ocho did.

  51. djjackson81 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    NE can have him. We don’t need him or want him in AZ.

  52. cali831 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:34 PM

    Who would want to play for a cheating, classless, arrogant team like New England? The Cardinals are the smart choice, no doubt.

  53. mrmafaka says: Mar 13, 2013 10:06 PM

    As a die hard Browns fan, where ever Cribbs goes, the team that gets him is going to get someone who leaves it all on the field, Cribbs is a never say die player, if a team was made entirely of Cribbs, they would not only go undefeated they would go without being scored on too.

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