Josh Cribbs held out with concussion, expects to play

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Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs sat out Monday’s practice because of a concussion, but a source told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer he expects to play this week against the Giants.

(Granted, sources said the same thing about Darrelle Revis’ “mild concussion” earlier this year, which cost him a game).

Cribbs was knocked out last Thursday when Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe put a shoulder into his helmet, which then flew off before his head slammed to the ground. He walked off the field, but didn’t return to the game.

His absence left the Browns thin at receiver, as Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) and Travis Benjamin were also held out. There were no details on Benjamin’s absence, though he had his knee wrapped last Friday. Tight end Alex Smith (concussion) was also out, leaving them short on receiving weapons.

“We’ll have to see,” Browns coach Pat Shurmur said of making a move. “We’ll make the roster as good as we can make it. We’re going to put the guys on the field that can play and give us the best opportunity to win.

“If we’ve got use three tight ends, if we’ve got to use two receivers, whatever the combination is, we’ve got plenty of plays and a lot of ideas and we’ll put the guys out there that will give us the best chance to win.”

You can write your own punch line for what gives the Browns the best chance to win.