Josh Cribbs was in the Pro Bowl in February and out of a job six months later.
A knee injury put his career in doubt as the NFL season started without him. Finally, the New York Jets called, offering Cribbs the chance he wasn't sure would ever come.
''This is like a rebirth for me,'' Cribbs said after his first practice Wednesday.
''It's a fresh start. As a rookie, I came in undrafted and I had to prove to everybody -- everybody in the NFL and everybody on my team -- that I could play on this team and do well and produce. I have to do that now again, just to show everybody, `Dang, he's still got it.'
''And that's what I want, for people to be like, `Oh, man, he's still here.'''
The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver-kick returner signed Tuesday with the Jets after sitting out since being cut by Oakland in late August. He wasn't completely healed from the offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
''I took some time off to get healthy,'' he said. ''I'm healthy...