Josh Cribbs | KR | Oakland Raiders
Posted: 5/16/2013 1:05pm et
The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Now that Cribbs has a new home, the first order of business is making sure his knee rounds back into shape after undergoing meniscus surgery earlier this year. If so, count on him to contribute as a kick returner, first, and then as a WR off the bench.
Posted: 5/9/2013 9:24pm et
The Detroit Lions are scheduled to visit with free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns).
Huddle Up: Cribbs left New York on Thursday without a contract offer from the Giants and so his offseason job-seeking tour will now head to the Motor City.
Posted: 5/9/2013 1:49pm et
The New York Giants are visiting with free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns) Thursday, May 9.
Huddle Up: Cribbs, who looked for a while this offseason as if he would hook up with the Cardinals, also has visited the Jets and Raiders in recent days as he shops for a new team.
Posted: 5/7/2013 11:53am et
The Arizona Cardinals may no longer be interested in free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs because he is still not recovered from offseason knee surgery, and they drafted FS Tyrann Mathieu, who can be a returner.
Huddle Up: The Browns also reportedly are not interested in bringing back the return man, leaving Cribbs in limbo at the moment. Still, given 2 more months to heal, enough teams need special teams help that Cribbs' skills may become enticing enough for a training-camp invite.
Posted: 4/17/2013 2:54pm et
The Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to put free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs through another physical in the next few weeks. They are expected to sign him if his surgically repaired knee checks out.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals have been sniffing around Cribbs all offseason, waiting for him to get healthy. Once that happens look for him to take over return duties in Arizona and perhaps secure a tertiary role in the receiver rotation.
Posted: 3/19/2013 12:24pm et
Updating a previous item, the agent for free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns), J.R. Rickert, said Cribbs underwent surgery to repair his meniscus after the season and it is not completely healed, leading to a failed physical with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, March 18. Rickert expects the Cardinals to give Cribbs another physical in a few weeks. If all is well then, he expects Cribbs to sign with the team.
Huddle Up: Cribbs' knee should be fine given some time, but it remains unlikely that he'll be able to produce anything close to resembling healthy fantasy numbers given the Cards' still-iffy QB situation.
Posted: 3/14/2013 1:44pm et
The Arizona Cardinals and free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns) have apparently agreed in principle on a deal Wednesday, March 13. However, some minor details need to be worked out, and a deal is likely to be finalized Thursday, March 14.
Huddle Up: Sort of an odd pairing here as Cribbs never has been much of a receiver with 20 or fewer catches in 6 of his 8 pro seasons and the Cards already possessing a dynamic return man in CB Patrick Peterson.
Posted: 3/12/2013 11:35pm et
Free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns) has narrowed his choices down to two teams, the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots. It is uncertain when he will make a choice where he'll play in 2013.
Huddle Up: New England would appear to be the better fit for the versatile Cribbs, but Arizona might have a few more dollars to offer.
Posted: 3/10/2013 2:29pm et
The New England Patriots are said to be one of five teams interested in impending free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns), according to a league source.
Huddle Up: On the outset, the do-it-all Cribbs would appear to be a natural fit in New England, where Bill Belichick assigns a high value to versatility.
Posted: 3/2/2013 11:31pm et
The Cleveland Browns likely will allow impending free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs leave in free agency because another team likely will be willing to pay him more than the Browns will be.
Huddle Up: For some reason the Browns have never seemed to value Cribbs, one of the better return men in the game and for much of his run in Cleveland the most dynamic playmaker on the roster. He brings plenty to the table as a receiver and can contribute as a wideout or wildcat quarterback as well, so expect him to find another NFL team willing to meet his asking price.
Posted: 2/28/2013 4:15pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals might be looking to upgrade their return game, and they could make a statement by bringing in impending free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns).
Huddle Up: Cribbs looked as if he was blossoming as a WR in 2011, hitting career highs in catches (41), yards (518) and TDs (4), but he fell off the map and into non-factor territory in 2012, dipping to 7-63-0. Cribbs, though, has been one of the league's top return men, something the Bengals certainly realize competing against Cribbs twice a year for each of the past 8 seasons.
Posted: 10/4/2012 12:11pm et
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs said his family wants him to quit football after suffering a concussion in the team's Week 4 game. "They're saying, 'I know you love the game but we don't want you to play anymore'," Cribbs said of his own family. "They're like, 'Family's more important. You've got so many years of your life. You've showed enough good football." Cribbs, however, said he is ready to play in Week 5 and is not afraid of taking a hit.
Huddle Up: Put Cribbs in the growing category of athletes with significant concussions on their resume, to the point that the next hit they take might lead to the end of their career--like his family is calling for. And with Cribbs, fantasy-wise unless you're in a return yardage league there's not enough upside to his game to offset the risk of his season ending prematurely.
Posted: 10/2/2012 3:52pm et
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs (concussion) is feeling fine and expects to play in Week 5 against the New York Giants. He will undergo more concussion tests Thursday, Oct. 4, though.
Huddle Up: On an offense that could use more explosiveness, Cribbs surprisingly hasn't a factor so far with only 4 catches for 39 yards.
Posted: 6/18/2012 3:42pm et
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs is expected to see heavy duty on special teams this season. The team is hopeful that WRs Joshua Cooper or Jordan Norwood will step up as the third receiver behind WRs Greg Little and Mohamed Massaquoi rather than Cribbs serving as the No. 3 WR.
Huddle Up: Cribbs has been the Browns' most dynamic playmaker the past couple of seasons, but with Trent Richardson on the roster and Cleveland coaches excited about the development of wideouts Greg Little and Mohamed Massaquoi perhaps they'll limit Cribbs' touches from scrimmage. Not that the Browns' WR3 receiver is a hot fantasy commodity anyway.