The Browns signed Josh Cribbs to a new three-year contract worth up to $20 million earlier this month. That shows the worth of Cribbs, who has been used as a wide receiver, a return man, a running back and a Wildcat quarterback.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns would like to develop Cribbs as a wide receiver, and leave the running to James Davis, Peyton Hillis, Jerome Harrison and Chris Jennings. Cribbs racked up 381 yards on 55 carries last season. The six-year veteran, who played quarterback in college, probably will still show up when Cleveland decides to use the Wildcat formation.
Other news making its way Around the Web on Sunday:
- The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that newly signed WR Matt Jones will join the team Monday when its offseason conditioning program begins.
- Dolphins coach Tony Sparano told the Miami Herald that several of his players need to start living up to their potential.
- Director of player personnel Trent Baalke hinted that the 49ers could be interested in drafting a running back to complete a backfield committee, according to The Sacramento Bee.
- The Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers will attempt to replace DE Julius Peppers, who signed with the Bears in free agency, with a rotating group of young contributors.
- The Raiders continue to deny rumors that they have reached out to the Eagles to discuss a trade involving Philadelphia QB Donovan McNabb and Oakland Pro Bowl CB Nnamdi Asomugha, according to the Oakland Tribune.