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Inside Free Agency 2013 - Day 26: Joshua Cribbs

Posted Mar 7, 2013

A look at the most interesting players available in 2013

The crazy time of year that is free agency is fast approaching, so KCChiefs.com has you covered with a 30-day free agency look, highlighting the 30 most intriguing free agents or players who could be released/traded during the offseason.

You may have noticed, there are no restricted free agents on the list, largely because they rarely leave their current teams. None of the reports are indicative of the Chiefs plans for the 2013 free agency season.

DAY 26 of 30

Joshua Cribbs told Baskin and Phelps on 92.3 that he is willing to take a pay cut and reach a compromise with the Browns, hoping to finish his career in Cleveland. Let's look at some of Cribbs' strengths and weaknesses.


Name: Joshua Cribbs
Position: WR
Height: 6’1
Weight: 215
College: Kent State
Born: June 9, 1983, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Age: 29
Experience: 8 years
Drafted: Cribbs overcame the odds of being undrafted and talked about it, here.

Career Stat Line:  124 games (31 starts), 128 rushes, 753 yards, two TDs, 107 receptions, 1,161 yards and seven TDs

STRENGTHS:

Versatility

The former Kent State QB has taken 12 snaps from under center, while in the NFL. However, he primarily plays WR and thrives as a return man.

Return Stats-195 punt returns, 2,154 yards, 3 TDs (long of 84 yards), 387 kick returns, 10,015, eight TDs (long of 103 yards)

Pro Bowl Skills

Cribbs has played in three Pro Bowls (2007, 2009 and 2013), including a TD in the season's game.


WEAKNESSES:


Age

ESPN Insider Bill Polian: "At this stage, Cribbs is a return man only, and his age will drive the price and longevity of term down."

Technique

Cribbs has been questioned for "sloppy route running" and fumbles on special teams returns (26 career fumbles).

FINAL TAKE:

As the NFL's career leader with eight kickoff return touchdowns, Cribbs will be playing somewhere in 2013.

He told WKNR-AM 850, "I believe that I could be a big part of this football team. I don't feel like they (Browns) feel that as well," said Cribbs.

"I feel like I have a lot of football left. I believe that the team I go to, whether it's the Browns or not, will be able to utilize me.


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