Josh Cribbs rumors: Patriots, Cardinals are finalists for Browns' star

Jason Miller

The longtime Cleveland Brown has narrowed down his choices to New England and Arizona, and will not be coming back to the Browns.

Former Cleveland Browns star Josh Cribbs has narrowed down his options to the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals, according to a tweet from Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Cribbs had said publicly that he wanted to stay with the Browns, but with a new regime taking over, it seemed uncertain how much interest they would have in re-signing a return specialist. While Cribbs' production has dipped over the past several years, the Browns remained in the top 10 in average return yardage in 2012. The Cardinals and Patriots are both pursuing him for a reason, as both teams ranked either in the middle of the pack or lower in the same statistic.

There's no timetable at the moment for when Cribbs will make his decision, but there's no indication that this will become a drawn out process.

More in the NFL:

NFL mock draft: Changes on the eve of free agency

This is a fake column about Percy Harvin and NFL free agency

Tony Gonzalez will return to Falcons

Victor Cruz wants No. 1 receiver money

Vikings trade Percy Harvin to Seahawks

Ranking the NFL’s top 50 free agents

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.