By Larry GLicken

It took a while, but former Cleveland Browns return-man receiver Josh Cribbs signed a deal with the Oakland Raiders today. Cribbs, who missed out on an opportunity with the Arizona Cardinals due to knee problems, was a man without a team up until about an hour ago.

He signed his deal and now will be with the Raiders for at least the 2013 season. Cribbs only inked a one year deal, but that could be enough to show them what he can do given the chance. Yesterday,Jets general manager John Idzik said he didn’t believe returner Josh Cribbs was fully recovered from knee surgery.

That didn’t seem to bother the Raiders who reached out to the veteran return-man with the one year deal. Cribbs could even get a chance to showcase his receiving skills. The Raiders need all the help they can get putting some points on the board.

Cribbs spent 8 years with the Cleveland Browns,scoring 11 touchdowns on punt and kick returns. He was a fan favorite and his positive attitude will be missed by the fans. Cribbs was hoping to finish his NFL career with the Browns, but the new regime in Cleveland didn’t even offer him a deal.

Cribbs had 41 catches and four receiving touchdowns for the Browns in 2011 and wasn’t used hardly at all as a receiver in 2012. Shurmur felt the team had more talented receivers than Cribbs.

 

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