Josh Cribbs back at practice despite family concerns for him

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Earlier on Wednesday, Florio pointed out that things were looking awfully thin at receiver for the Browns.

Josh Cribbs, Mohamed Massaquoi and Travis Benjamin all missed Monday’s practice with injuries, leaving the team with three healthy wideouts ahead of their date with the Giants in New Jersey. The outlook improved a little bit when the Browns practiced on Wednesday.

Cribbs was able to practice six days after suffering a concussion in the Thursday night loss to the Ravens. He told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he feels ready to play this week after getting knocked out on a hit he doesn’t really remember. He also said his wife and brother want him to quit playing football after this injury, but that he isn’t ready.

It remains to see if the Browns agree with Cribbs’ assessment, but getting on the field Wednesday certainly bodes better for his chances than the opposite outcome. The other two injured receivers weren’t able to join Cribbs. Massaquoi remained sidelined with a hamstring injury and Travis Benjamin missed another practice with an injury that remains undisclosed.

Jordan Norwood and Josh Gordon are in line for more playing time if those two players can’t play this Sunday.

5 responses to “Josh Cribbs back at practice despite family concerns for him

  1. Josh, take care of yourself and retire. Cleveland loves you and you can make a living off endorsements. The days of the NFL kick returner are on the way out anyway.

  2. I agree, it does seem a little much to expect him to retire just from the one hit, especially one that looked worse than it actually was. I don’t want him to rush back before he’s ready, but to call it quits 1/4 of the way through the season is kind of silly. Going forward, it might be smart to cover the ball and take the yards you’ve got rather than fight for more and run the risk of more big hits, though.

  3. I live in NE Ohio and according to the reports I have heard, Cribbs passed all concussion tests. Where is that little tidbit in your article. Guess you didn’t really do your homework on this one. Typical.

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