Jets General Manager John Idzik said this week that when his team took a look at Josh Cribbs, they found that his knee “isn’t quite there yet.”
Cribbs, who subsequently signed with the Raiders, thinks Idzik was just trying to bring Cribbs’ price down.
“I don’t know why the Jets GM would come out and say that other than use it as a negotiation tactic,” Cribbs said in a conference call with the Oakland media.
Cribbs had offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and he said he feels fine and will be good to go in plenty of time for the start of the season.
“I’m doing well,” Cribbs said. “We never had planned to comment on injury but we play our first game in September or August and it’s barely June. We’re not lining up to play football. If we were lining up to play football in June then it would be a hot topic. I will be ready to play football when it’s time to play football and I think that is the important thing.”
The Raiders obviously agree. Regardless of what Idzik thinks.