We wrote a little about Cribbs earlier as it was first reported by Nick Underhill at MassLive.com that Cribbs was on the Patriots radar. Now it seems they are closing in on a deal.
Per @marykaycabot, #Patriots are faves to land Josh Cribbs, followed by #Cardinals and #49ers, source said.
— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) March 12, 2013
Josh Cribbs wouldn't add much as a receiver, unless Belichick works some magic. However, he is one of the most dangerous returners in the league and could very well help to shore up that position. Cribbs hasn't returned a kick or punt for a touchdown in three years though and has struggled to remain healthy. He wouldn't be a sure bet to stick on the roster, of course assuming the Patriots shore up the depth chart there.