The Raiders offered him a contract and the reason is he would free Jacoby Ford from special teams duty, to just concentrate on playing WR.
If you're counting on Cribbs to be more than fifth Wr , than your Wr corp's isn't that good.
I dont like the Cribbs idea, and i agree, he is merely a glorified KR, and even at that, his glory years are behind him. If the money is short(very), id be in favor of signing him merely in hopes of him regaining his KR skills.
I think they should drop Cribbs like a hot potato if Brad Smith becomes available. Smith is an experienced player that has worn many hats. Very successful ST's player and important role player in the Seminole offense.
So in a way I'm glad the Jets never got forced to pay that kind of money for Smith - as much as it hurt to see him leave.
But that's all ancient history now. The Bills didn't know how to utilize Smith correctly. If we got him back, he could hit the ground running almost immediately. He knows our system and can still offer athletic play. At 29, he still has at least another 4 seasons in him. JMO.
Brad Smith for cheap money!
Ultimately, we'll find out what we are in 2013 when he hit the field. Until then, nothing really means anything. No article about how much guys are inspired by cotton candy, nothing.
I don't think we'll be putrid like we were last year, but I don't expect playoffs or anything like that. For me, the exciting part is that Idzik is setting us up for a FUTURE, not just a 2013 season. THAT should be what we're excited about. Now, I'm more or less on the GS3 bandwagon, so I'm probably giving into the kool-aid side of things a bit, but it's whatever. I have a good feeling about some of these fellas.
Raider 90210 should be happy
After spending his entire career with the Cleveland Browns, Josh Cribbs is heading west.
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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport cited a source to report Wednesday that the receiver and dynamic return man has signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders.
Cribbs later tweeted a confirmation, writing: "I am blessed to have the opportunity to prove myself yet again! Fresh start, New team, New chip on my shoulder!!!!"
Terms of the deal have yet to be announced, but the signing ends a multi-stop offseason tour for Cribbs, who worked out last week for the Detroit Lions, New York Giants and Jets. John Idzik, the Jets general manager, told The Star-Ledger on Tuesday that Cribbs' surgically repaired left knee "isn't quite there yet," but the Raiders are convinced he can make a difference.
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Gregg Rosenthal ranked Oakland's wideouts as the worst in the NFL, and Cribbs, if healthy, should see his share of playing time. Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford are penciled in as starters, with Rod Streater and Juron Criner vying for snaps. It's an especially young group, and Cribbs brings veteran presence, even if his better days are behind him