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Cribbs arrives in Detroit, has four total suitors

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Free-agent Browns receiver Josh Cribbs eventually will be former Browns receiver Josh Cribbs.

His potential next destination has been limited to four suitors, barring an unexpected development.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Cribbs, an eight-year veteran, will sign with the Raiders, Giants, Jets, or Lions.

Cribbs visited the Raiders, Giants, and Jets last week.  He has arrived on Monday in Detroit.

A potent return specialist, Cribbs has never fully blossomed as a receiver.  The former college quarterback at Kent State has, from time to time, contributed via the Wildcat formation.

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22 Responses to “Cribbs arrives in Detroit, has four total suitors”
  1. dws123 says: May 13, 2013 10:27 AM

    Wherever he goes, I hope he has success considering all the good things he did for the city of Cleveland. It would be great if to see him sign a one-day contract and retire as a Brown when his career finally comes to an end.

  2. puppybowler says: May 13, 2013 10:29 AM

    Which one of these franchises is unlike the other?
    Detroit, Jets, Giants, Raiders

  3. inyofaceagain says: May 13, 2013 10:31 AM

    That would be a nice pick up for Detroit.
    I hope he goes to the AFC

  4. noeffinway says: May 13, 2013 10:32 AM

    Old man Ford is getting short on time and seems to be willing to make bolder moves than usual to better this team……Cribbs could certainly help.

  5. biggerballz says: May 13, 2013 10:33 AM

    I never understood why you would take potent return men like him and hester and try to turn them in to WR. How many years of their career are wasted before figuring out they can’t catch.

  6. coutre says: May 13, 2013 10:38 AM

    Is there a Rooney rule in place for returners and receivers? Any chance these clubs have brought him in for an interview because they have to?
    Or does the reverse not apply in this case?

  7. borophyll says: May 13, 2013 10:40 AM

    His best days are behind him, and the fact that his suitors include the Jets, Raiders, and Lions proves it.

  8. whatnojets says: May 13, 2013 10:49 AM

    He will sign with a “New York” team and I don’t think it will be with the Jets.

  9. shinedown37 says: May 13, 2013 10:54 AM

    The Patriots lack wideouts, and he is a better returner than anybody they currenly have. I’d really like to see them sign him. Only because I’d hate to have him join the Jets and have him return a few kickoffs back for 6.

  10. radioactivechimp says: May 13, 2013 10:56 AM

    One thing people overlook about Josh Cribbs is that he has also been outstanding on the kick coverage team throughout his career. He has led his team in Special Team tackles as well as return yards multiple times.

  11. seatownballers says: May 13, 2013 11:26 AM

    Giants are my guess, as Cruz continues to hold out

  12. polegojim says: May 13, 2013 11:34 AM

    Detroit welcomes you!

  13. peytonsneck18 says: May 13, 2013 11:48 AM

    With new kickoff rules, theres no reason to pay big money to kick returners, they are being phased out

  14. ohiogator says: May 13, 2013 12:07 PM

    Not only was he good on kick/punt returns he was an exceptional gunner on kickoffs. This guy seemed to make all the plays. Fearless! I hope he comes back and retires a brown too. Definately a class act.

  15. classactcalvin81 says: May 13, 2013 12:48 PM

    Would love to see u make our Special Teams overhaul complete bro in that Honalulu Blue!

  16. mblue24 says: May 13, 2013 2:57 PM

    Go to Detroit!! Would be a great addition.

  17. footballfather says: May 13, 2013 3:14 PM

    As much as I would like Detroit to sign him, I feel like they’ve already covered all their bases at the WR/KR/PR positions, especially with the emergence of Corey Fuller and Patrick Edwards at the minicamp over the weekend (Fuller at WR and Edwards at KR/PR). Not to mention the fact that they also drafted Riddick as a potential KR/PR, and Joique Bell wants to be in the mix there as well. But hey — if they can make it work for Cribbs to fit in there somewhere, then more power to ‘em!

  18. millerhour says: May 13, 2013 3:18 PM

    He already is former Browns receiver Cribbs

  19. kev86 says: May 13, 2013 4:19 PM

    Giants if a ring is of interest. Elsewhere for the dough.

  20. nmrdr795 says: May 13, 2013 7:28 PM

    The raiders already offered him a deal..if he wanted to be a raida he d already be in uni. On the field. The raiders have a stellar receiving corp and a stud return man. Oaktown doesn’t need him. We want young hungry players which is what big reg is picking up. However I would like to see #24 back in with our young d.

  21. zdahlin says: May 13, 2013 11:19 PM

    The jets would be smart to pick him up and put him in the slot for geno

  22. redeye123 says: May 15, 2013 7:54 AM

    No one grab over rated cribbs yet? No suprise, no one wants him. He is a kick returner that cant catch and cant run good routes. Open yiour eyes, if he was so good hed be signed! he sucks, niceguy, but sucks!

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