Dec 16, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs (16) during a game against the Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Washington won 38-21. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Talk to Free Agent WR Josh Cribbs


Well, he isn’t Braylon Edwards, but John Idzik is working hard to secure a veteran wide receiver for his New York Jets.

Reports surfaced tonight that Wednesday, free agent wide receiver Josh Cribbs arrived in New Jersey and met with the Jets. His visit is expected to continue into Thursday. With Santonio Holmes coming off of injury, and Stephen Hill not having the greatest of rookie campaigns, the Jets are in need of depth at wide receiver.

Cribbs brings a lot to the table as a kick returner, let me show you:

Year Team G Ret Yds Avg Lng TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2012 Cleveland Browns 16 43 1,178 27.4 74 0 36 3 0 1
2011 Cleveland Browns 16 39 974 25.0 63 0 29 3 0 0
2010 Cleveland Browns 15 40 814 20.4 37 0 18 0 0 2
2009 Cleveland Browns 16 56 1,542 27.5 103T 3 39 6 0 1
2008 Cleveland Browns 15 44 1,110 25.2 92T 1 32 3 0 0
2007 Cleveland Browns 16 59 1,809 30.7 100T 2 49 7 0 1
2006 Cleveland Browns 16 61 1,494 24.5 92T 1 38 7 0 0
2005 Cleveland Browns 14 45 1,094 24.3 90T 1 28 5 0 4
TOTAL 124 387 10,015 25.9 103 8 269 34 0 9

He has been in the middle of the road as far as wide receiver production. His best year as a wide receiver was 2011, when Cribbs posted 41 receptions for 518 yards and four TDs.

Personally, the better edition would be Braylon Edwards, but Cribbs would certainly help. You have to wonder, with his ability on the kickoff returns, would the acquisition of Josh Cribbs spell the end of Joe McKnight in New York? It has to be considered a possibility.

The bottom line is that depth is good, and Cribbs would add depth.

Tags: Free Agents Josh Cribbs New York Jets

  • matr dontelli iii

    If he comes cheap let’s check him out. I’m still hoping bray comes home. And it’d be nice if McKnight became an essential player. He’s still pretty cheap also. Man talk about shopping in the dollar store…

    • TheJetPress

      Ah, maybe not the dollar store, maybe more like Walmart lol