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It what may be a surprise to many casual football fans, the Oakland Raiders released wide receiver and kick return specialist Josh Cribbs today. One of the most dynamic kick returners in the league over the past decade, Cribbs had become a household name during his heyday with the Browns. Now after recent injuries to his knees, he just didn’t have the same speed and burst. Being released by an organization with such depleted talent isn’t a good sign for Cribbs’ future.
From the 2005 – 2009 seasons he lit up special teams units for 10 return touchdowns. Good luck Cribbs, it doesn’t appear likely that he will get much of an opportunity in the near future. He doesn’t provide special teams help on coverage and was never much of a wide receiver to begin with. If he can’t return kicks at a high level, his career could be over.
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BEST OF MAXIM
Today the Oakland Raiders cut ties with kick and punt return specialist Josh Cribbs. Cribbs was the only weapon on the Brown’s roster for years, but he has been struggling to get over an injury this offseason. Cribbs signed a one-year deal in May, but lingering knee issues may have ultimately sealed his fate. According […]
Yesterday I touched on DJ Hayden’s performance against the Chicago Bears in my game recap . NFL.com used the right words to describe his performance. “Uneven.” Friday’s results were mixed. Hayden whiffed while trying to tackle Alshon Jeffery on third-and-1, allowing the Bears wide receiver to plow for 22 yards on Chicago’s opening drive. Hayden made up for it three plays...
It's too bad Josh Cribbs can't play offensive line because he would have been guaranteed a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster. Instead the wide receiver and kick returner was released Sunday according to multiple reports.
Cribbs signed a one-year deal in May but lingering knee issues may have ultimately sealed his fate.
One thing that has been consistent this pre-season is the fact that every time Terrelle Pryor gets on the field the team is moving in the right direction. He moves them up and down the field using both his speed and scrambling skills to pick up first downs. The Raiders have not a dual threat […]
It might be a wrap for his career.
Raiders release WR Josh Cribbs. Got $225k of 1-yr, $1.25M contract. Was due $865k in base salary w/$160k in per game rost. bonuses in '13
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) August 25, 2013
WHO WILL WIN?
The Oakland Raiders may be giving Terrelle Pryor a chance to win the team's starting quarterback job after he played well in the preseason.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders plan on starting Terrelle Pryor during their final preseason game.
Raiders will start QB Terrelle Pryor in their preseason finale – job is his to put away.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 26, 2013
We reported earlier that the Raiders plan on resting Matt Flynn and Pryor has a chance to wrap up the starting job for week...
The Oakland Raiders know they have a potential playmaker in Denarius Moore, who has been plagued by inconsistency in his past two seasons with the team. The ball's in the 24-year-old Moore's court so to speak, as the team is looking to see a marked improvement in 2013.
After Friday night’s preseason game, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle believes Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn has lost his confidence.
Besides Flynn’s lack of arm strength, he’s also had lack of vision in preseason. & whether its Seattle history or OL, confidence looks shot
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 24, 2013
With Terrelle Pryor looking good lately, Flynn...
According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders plan on resting Matt Flynn this week since they claim he has a sore arm.
Raiders are going to rest Matt Flynn with sore arm, Allen said
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 25, 2013
We also reported earlier that it looks like Terrell Pryor has a chance to win the starting job after getting the first team reps in practice...
Last year Matt Flynn entered training camp with a shot at the starting job only to lose it to a quarterback who outplayed him in the preseason by making plays with both his arm and his legs while Flynn struggled with an elbow injury.
History may be repeating itself. Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports that Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Sunday that the team will be resting Flynn...
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Quarterback Terrelle Pryor will make his first start in the
Oakland Raiders' preseason finale Thursday night at Seattle while
the team rests Matt Flynn.