NFL News: Conflicting reports on Josh Cribbs’ failed physical

Multiple reports are swirling regarding the potential failed physical of wide receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs who was slated to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.

ESPN Cleveland’s Will Burge published a sourced report that stated the long-time Cleveland Browns fan favorite had failed his phyisical due to a knee scope which he underwent earlier this offseason.

Shortly thereafter, Cribbs’ agent JR Rickert told USA Today —  later reported by The Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot — that the player did not fail the physical, but that the Cardinals prefer to wait until he has fully recovered from off-season surgery on the meniscus cartilage in one of his knees. It will be at this point when he will be given another physical. The USA Today report adds that it is unclear if the Cardinals agree with Rickert’s assessment of the situation and whether they’ll now look for another free-agent returner to add.

In eight seasons in Cleveland, Cribbs was named All Pro twice, having provided one of the best all-around special teams efforts throughout the entire NFL. Cribbs’ eight career kickoff return touchdowns remains tops in the league record books, tied with Leon Washington. He has two career games where he amassed at least 300 all-purpose yards.

[Related: Farewell to Josh Cribbs (for now)]

  • JK

    PLOT TWIST: Cribbs failed his physical on purpose because he loves Cleveland that much…

  • Garry_Owen

    And it’s only the greedy FO refusing to pay the man and incorporate him as a major part of the offense that is forcing him to potentially leave, even on a failed physical!

  • BenRM

    DOUBLE PLOT TWIST: Joe Banner arranged to put more debris inside of Cribb’s knee instead of having it removed!

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron


  • Harv 21

    Lombardi? Ha! Lombardi is still laying in the shell while his avatar is completed. We need to rewind to where Josh says he’d even take a hometown discount, upper management doesn’t appreciate me , blahblahblah, mark that spot and try and read the the tiny italic font in the thought bubble over Banner’s head. That’s where we start.

  • BenRM


  • BenRM

    I bet it says “nachos!”