Florham Park, NJ – The Jets signed Pro Bowl return man Josh Cribbs with Clyde Gates and Mike Goodson heading to the IR. The Jets also signed wide receiver Greg Salas off the Eagles practice squad, and added ex-Stony Brook star running back Miguel Maysonet to the practice squad.
Cribbs isn’t much of a receiver–he only had 107 receptions in eight seasons with the Browns–but it’s clear he was brought in to replace Gates and Goodson as the team’s kick returner. The Jets had brought Cribbs in several times since the start of free agency, but passed because of questions about his knee. Cribbs hasn’t played a snap this season, he was released by the Raiders in the preseason.
Salas is a former fourth-round pick of the Rams who totaled 27 receptions back in 2011. He will likely serve as depth for a receiving corp that lost Gates, and will probably be without Santonio Holmes for a few more weeks.
Gates showed promise in training camp, but has continued to be unimpressive during games. Goodson was just coming off the four-game suspension he served to start the season. In the limited time he saw against the Falcons and Steelers he showed the speed and promise that made him one of the few signings this offseason.
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