NFL Free Agency: Oakland Raiders Offer WR Josh Cribbs a Contract

Aug 24, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs (16) walks off the field at the end of the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in a preseason game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

The Oakland Raiders have not only visited with free agent wide receiver Josh Cribbs, but have also offered him a contract.

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Cribbs passed a physical for his knee with the Raiders, and was offered to become a member of the Silver and Black.

However, three other teams are interested in Cribbs, one of them being the New York Jets, who he will meet with next.

Cribbs was actually close to signing with the Cardinals earlier in the offseason, but concern over a torn meniscus caused them to back out. He is now healthy and apparently drawing the interest of teams around the league.

Cribbs was among the top 10 returners in the league for punts and kickoffs last season for the Browns.

In 38 punt returns last season, Cribbs recorded 457 yards. He also had 1178 yards on 43 kickoff returns.

“Cribbs has very good quickness, good initial burst and good straight-line speed,” says ESPN Boston’s Field Yates. “He’s a sufficient route runner, but doesn’t run an extensive tree. He is at his best on routes that come back toward the line of scrimmage, as he is able to use his length and frame (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) to leverage and wall off defenders. He has short, choppy steps at the top of his routes and doesn’t extend from defensive backs, but can win in competitive catch situations with his frame.”

Cribbs is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All Pro selection.

Topics: Josh Cribbs, Oakland Raiders

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