Josh Cribbs WR NYJ 9 months ago

Cribbs was released by the Colts on Friday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Cribbs appeared in six games last season but the Colts are expected to utilize rookie Phillip Dorsett as their new returner who was selected in the first round of the draft Thursday. It would be hard to imagine Cribbs not finding a spot on another roster at a later date, but as for now, the 31-year-old is in search of a job.

Josh Cribbs WR NYJ 1 year ago

Cribbs (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Browns.

Cribbs likely won't make a major impact in the passing game, but should be the primary kick and punt returner for the Colts in Week 14.

Josh Cribbs WR NYJ 1 year ago

Cribbs averaged 32 yards on two kickoff returns and averaged 9.6 yards on five punt returns in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

Cribbs was signed last week by the Colts and takes over as the punt and kickoff returner. It doesn't look like he'll have any role on offense, however.

Josh Cribbs WR NYJ 1 year ago

Cribbs was signed by the Colts on Tuesday.

Cribbs will serve as a return specialist in Indianapolis, a skill he has plenty of experience with as the player with the third highest career kick return yardage total in NFL history. When the Colts lost Ahmad Bradshaw for the season due to a broken fibula, their former return man, Dan Herron, was promoted to the No. 2 back, leaving a vacancy on kick and punt returns. Cribbs is unlikely to factor into the offensive scheme much, but has a bit of value in return yardage leagues.

Josh Cribbs WR NYJ 2 years ago

Updating a previous item, Josh Cribbs was placed on injured reserve with a torn pectorals muscle Tuesday.

It was initially reported that Cribbs was placed on I.R. with a shoulder injury. Either way, his season is over. Cribbs should be ready for the summer.

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Jets placed KR Josh Cribbs on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Cribbs' days of running the wildcat for New York's beleaguered offense are through. Going on 31 and increasingly injury prone, Cribbs is going to have trouble finding a home for the 2014 season. His once dynamic return skills have all but evaporated. Darius Reynaud has been signed to take his roster spot.

Josh Cribbs WR NYJ 2 years ago

Coach Rex Ryan said Josh Cribbs' shoulder injury is "pretty bad."

Cribbs is likely done for the year after appearing in just six games for the Jets. Antonio Cromartie filled in as a kickoff returner in Week 13, but that's not a viable solution considering his hip issues and role on defense. The Jets might have to look back to old friend Joe McKnight, who is currently on the street.

Josh Cribbs WR NYJ 2 years ago

Josh Cribbs will undergo a Monday MRI after exiting Sunday's Week 13 game with shoulder and chest pain.

The Jets' Wildcat trickster had zero offensive touches before exiting in the first quarter Sunday. Cribbs' injury has no tangible fantasy impact.

Josh Cribbs WR NYJ 2 years ago

Josh Cribbs left Sunday's Week 13 game against the Dolphins with a shoulder injury.

Cribbs suffered the injury in the first quarter and has been ruled out for the game. Kyle Wilson has replaced him on kick returns.

Josh Cribbs WR NYJ 2 years ago

Josh Cribbs rushed five times for 20 yards and completed 1-of-2 passes for 13 yards in the Jets' Week 12 loss to Baltimore.

Obviously lacking confidence in rookie quarterback Geno Smith, the Jets turned to heavy usage of Wildcat-type plays with ex-Brown Cribbs as the triggerman. Cribbs was just signed off the street on October 15. Knowing Rex Ryan's affinity for the Wildcat, it's entirely possible this package stays as staple of Marty Morhinweg's offense. It was relatively effective in Week 12.