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Jets to host Josh Cribbs

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One of the unsigned members of PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 looks to be drawing some interest.

Kick returner/wide receiver Josh Cribbs is slated to visit the Jets, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday evening. Cribbs, who turns 30 in June, has played the previous eight seasons with the Browns.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Raiders offered Cribbs a contract after he met with them Monday.  Also, Cribbs — who had offseason knee surgery —  passed a physical, Rapoport said.

One of the NFL’s top all-around performers on special teams, Cribbs has returned eight kickoffs and three punts for touchdowns since entering the league in 2005. The eight kickoff-return scores are an NFL record he shares with the Patriots’ Leon Washington. In 2012, Cribbs was fourth in the league in kickoff-return average (27.4 yards) and sixth in punt-return average (12.0).

Cribbs has also shown an ability to contribute on offense on the NFL level, catching 107 passes for 1,161 yards and seven scores and rushing for 753 yards and two TDs on 128 carries in his career. The former collegiate quarterback could appeal to teams both as a core special teams player and a reserve wideout capable of running or throwing out of “Wildcat” or direct-snap packages.

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9 Responses to “Jets to host Josh Cribbs”
  1. jdc1973 says: May 8, 2013 8:57 PM

    There going to need a lot more than josh cribs

  2. mec693 says: May 8, 2013 8:58 PM


  3. michaeljacksonisback says: May 8, 2013 9:40 PM

    Sign kid, it’s your last shot at getting a ring!!

  4. ead1 says: May 8, 2013 9:42 PM

    Hope he is going to get paid a lot to go from one losing franchise to another losing franchise with even less upside…

  5. comatrip1 says: May 8, 2013 10:17 PM

    Cribbs is so far past his prime it isn’t funny.

  6. waitstop says: May 8, 2013 10:24 PM

    I’ve never been able to understand why this guy hasn’t had a better career and am really surprised he is still unsigned.

    A guy his size who can move the way he does as to have significant value to at least 10 teams.

  7. borophyll says: May 8, 2013 10:45 PM

    Oh Josh. You thought the Browns were dysfunctional? Wait till you get a load of the J-E-S-T!

  8. nmrdr795 says: May 8, 2013 11:09 PM

    I wonder how the raiders are offering him a contract they have no money left.

  9. coryfor3 says: May 9, 2013 1:56 AM

    Bears should sign him and cut Hester

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