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Browns to meet with Josh Cribbs' agent during Combine

2/21/2013 9:21:38 AM
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The Browns will meet with Josh Cribbs' agent, J.R. Rickert, at the NFL Combine to talk about the possibility of re-signing the three-time Pro Bowler, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The Browns are also likely to meet with the agents of other free agents, including kicker Phil Dawson. If they're not re-signed by the Browns, they'll hit the market March 12.

Rickert stressed that Cribbs would love to finish his career in Cleveland, something the receiver said repeatedly throughout the season.

"Josh has really built a foundation there with the city and with the team," Rickert said. "Cleveland is a second home to him. But he's also a professional and he wants to play. If they if don't re-sign him, he'll pursue other options as they're available."

Rickert said he'd be surprised if there wasn't significant interest in Cribbs from other teams.

"He's a three-time Pro Bowler, a guy that can change the game on one play," he said. "He can make things happen on special teams and offense and he's a guy that other teams have to game-plan for."

He said officials around the league have often asked why Cribbs isn't used more on offense. "I can only conclude that people are seeing the ability," he said. "For whatever reason, he wasn't part of the offensive philosophy of the previous coaching staff."

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