Punt returner Josh Cribbs has been cut by the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Others have been cut by the Silver-and-Black as the team brings the team down to size, but Cribbs was the biggest news of them all.
Josh Cribbs was an excellent punt returner for the Cleveland Browns for many years. He was considered as one of the most prolific punt returners until he suffered a knee surgery.
The Browns let Cribbs go during rehab, which was this last offseason. Oakland gave the player another chance this year to play as a Raiders. However, Cribbs did not play up to par in the 2013 NFL preseason.
Jacoby Ford and Mike Jenkins prove to be more effective for the Raiders in week three of the preseason and that is why Cribbs was cut.
It was also reported that the Oakland Raiders are only obligated to partially pay a fraction of the $1.25 million contract to Cribbs, which has not affected the Raiders payroll.
Josh Cribbs, while with the Browns, earned himself the Pro-Bowler title for three years. He was also used as a running back and wide receiver in which Cribbs also was very effective.
All that can be said to the great 30-year-old veteran is good luck, and, hopefully, Josh Cribbs will find another team to play with.