Oct 7, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs (16) carries as New York Giants middle linebacker Chase Blackburn (93) closes in during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Giants won 41-27. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NY Jets Pick Up WR/KR Josh Cribbs

It has been reported by Rich Cimini of ESPN New York that the New York Jets have signed wide receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs.

The signing comes after the Jets’ kick returner, Clyde Gates, was put on season-ending injured reserve after suffering an injury on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The dynamic wide receiver/return man is a good pickup for a Jets team that desperately needs playmakers—especially one of Cribbs’ caliber.

Cribbs, who is 30 years old, spent his entire career with the Cleveland Browns, mainly as a return man. Cribbs wasn’t a big-time playmaker at the wide receiver position, but where he did do his damage, though, was in the return game.

Cribbs is a three-time Pro Bowler, making it in 2007, 2009 and last year. Last season, Cribbs had 1,178 kick return yards with 457 punt return yards; in his career, Cribbs has eight touchdowns on kickoff returns (tied with Leon Washington for the most in NFL history), and three touchdowns on punt returns.

With his versatility and explosiveness, Cribbs can be a major contributor to the Jets’ special teams and wildcat package.

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