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Cribbs’ Agent and Browns Brass to Talk This Week About His Deal

An ongoing saga this offseason for the Browns has been the status of kick returner/wide receiver Josh Cribbs, who has been unhappy with his contract and wants a new deal. Cribbs stated that the old regime of Phil Savage and Romeo Crennel promised him a new deal, but the new look Browns said that promise is null and void.

Then there was the question of if Cribbs would live up to his current deal and show up to training camp at the end of the month. That question appears to be a “yes,” as Cribbs now says he’ll play ball and do what it takes, and the Browns are playing ball back.

The Plain Dealer reports that Cribbs and the Browns brass are going to sit down and talk about his current deal, and see if they can come to terms that would suite both sides. Cribbs has four years left on a six-year, $6.7 million deal that included $2 million in guaranteed money.

One guy that Cribbs wants to be compared to in terms of contract is that of Bears all-purpose threat Devin Hester, who last season got a four-year, $40 million contract that includes $15 million in guaranteed money.

The Browns need Cribbs, and while he has little to no leverage with the length of his current deal, he and the team would like to quickly and without much more fanfare get something done to make both sides happy and content.

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4 Responses to “Cribbs’ Agent and Browns Brass to Talk This Week About His Deal”

  1. Clayton says:

    I do not think it is accurate to say that the new regime in Cleveland stated that the promise of a new contract is null and void. Correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that the new regime denies there was a promise at all.

  2. Daniel Wolf says:


    I just posted breaking news regarding Cribbs at my Browns site.

    Please check it out and I will be following your site now too!

  3. ButchGavlen says:

    Personally I think this woould be a big mistake to start letting guys renew contracts halfway into their deals. An oral agreement that they’ll redo it somewhat early is way better, and would show trust on both sides; otherwise you are opening the flood gates for every swinging D that wants a new deal or plays well for a few games. Why should they believe he’ll live up to a new contract if he won’t honor this one? Are we going year to year? I’ll be the doesn’t want to hear that.

  4. Dan says:

    Personally, I don’t understand how they do it. If you or I sign a 3 year contract at work, and we have an excellent year after the first year, we can’t ask for a raise and if we don’t get it we can sit out until we do. Thats crap. Honor your contract before you demand more money. Let these super rich spoiled jocks go out and work a real job.

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