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Cribbs not long for Cleveland? -- 11:58 a.m. ET
Josh Cribbs’ days in Cleveland appear numbered.
A source told FOXSports.com on Saturday morning that Cribbs has drawn interest from “multiple” NFL teams as franchises are now allowed to contact agents about the pending unrestricted free agents on other squads.
The source, though, said the Browns are currently not in that mix as the free-agent signing period is set to open Tuesday.
Cribbs has spent all eight of his NFL seasons in Cleveland primarily as a special-teams standout and jack-of-all-trades offensive player. Cribbs was named to the NFL’s All-Decade team in the 2000s as a kickoff returner and is the all-time leader in Browns history in that role. Cribbs also is tied for the NFL all-time record in kickoff returns for touchdowns with eight.
Cribbs will be signed as both a wide receiver and returner by a new team, the source said. Cribbs posted a career-high 41 receptions in 2011 but wasn’t a significant part of the team’s passing offense in 2012. He finished with only 13 touches (seven catches; six rushes), marking his lowest production since Cribbs’ rookie campaign in 2005.
Cribbs, 29, should benefit from being in a relatively weak group of second-tier free agent wide receivers behind Pittsburgh’s Mike Wallace and Green Bay’s Greg Jennings.
Even though Cleveland reportedly has an NFL-high $47 million available in salary cap space, Cribbs’ departure was expected with a new Browns front office making the team’s personnel moves. -- Alex Marvez