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New York Jets Talk to Free Agent WR Josh Cribbs

By Alan Schechter

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

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:

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.