The new regime has made it clear that our best players deserve contract extensions, as was seen with Leigh Bodden last year. Now, another key contributor will be with the Browns through 2012. The Browns signed kick returner Joshua Cribbs to a six-year extension after being an undrafted rookie last season.
With this move, I think it's safe to say that the Browns plan on Cribbs being their kick returner for a long, long time. And, you'd also have to imagine that the Browns will eventually implement Cribbs into the offense in a way that Antwaan Randle El was used during his days with the Pittsburgh Steelers. This season, Cribbs is ranked third in the NFL with a 27.7-yard average on kickoff returns. He has also caught nine passes for 81 yards.
In other news, guess who will be returning to football? A picture should do enough justice:
- Eddy Landreth, CarolinaBlue.com Associate Editor