Even though he hasn't been on an NFL roster since May 2015, former Cleveland Browns WR/KR Josh Cribbs officially announced his retirement from the NFL today. The Browns’ team website posted an article with the news, and Cribbs also announced it in a video on Uninterrupted:
The last game Cribbs played in was during the 2014 postseason as a member of the Colts, when he fumbled a punt return. He expressed regret for not being able to redeem himself for that mistake, but also relished in the fact that he was a three-time Pro Bowler and enjoyed a remarkable amount of individual success with the Browns.
Cribbs finishes his career tied for the NFL lead in kick return touchdowns with eight. Although WR Cordarrelle Patterson has 5 scores, there really aren't any other players even close to breaking Cribbs' record. And, because of the rule changes to kickoffs a few years ago, Cribbs' record might just last forever. Among Cribbs’ career achievements, most of which came during his eight years with Cleveland:
- 110 catches for 1,175 yards and 7 TDs.
- 141 rushes for 808 yards (5.7 YPC) and 2 TDs.
- 6-of-15 for 83 yards, 1 INT.
- 426 kick returns for 11,113 yards (26.1 AVG), 8 TDs.
- 222 punt returns, 2,375 yards (10.7 AVG), 3 TD.
- 125 special teams tackles with the Browns.
Here is a Cribbs highlight reel -- thanks for the memories, Josh!