Josh Cribbs, who spent most of his career with the Cleveland Browns, isn't giving up on the NFL just yet as he gets set to enter his 11th year in the league. Last season, he caught on late with the Indianapolis Colts and was very successful as a return man until the team's postseason game against the New England Patriots. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, several teams have inquired about Cribbs' availability:
Talked to Josh Cribbs today. He has a few inquiries (Jags, Pats, Chiefs). Still wants to play but is open to retirement— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 26, 2015
I'm sure the Patriots would be a nice team to play for, considering they are in the playoffs every year. Cleveland's return game struggled all of last season, and many fans were begging the front office to sign Cribbs. Despite the team's need for a return man in 2014, one thing seems for sure in 2015: the Browns won't need any help at the return positions.
On kickoffs, RB Duke Johnson, CB Justin Gilbert, and WR Marlon Moore are expected to contend for the job. On punt returns, WR Travis Benjamin, WR Taylor Gabriel, and WR Shane Wynn could all see action there. Johnson on kickoffs and a second-year-removed-from-ACL version of Benjamin could create for some more explosive returns. And, as for a quarterback-turned-receiver option, the Browns already have a guy in camp like that: WR Terrelle Pryor. There will be plenty of fun storylines to follow come August.