KC Chiefs: Should Chiefs Sign Josh Cribbs


The KC Chiefs could still use help at the wide receiver position, and it just so happens that Josh Cribbs‘ name is floating around as name linked with the Chiefs. The Chiefs signed Jeremy Maclin during the off season, but he won’t be able to do all of the work for the wide receivers so it might not be a bad idea to consider signing Cribbs to maybe a one-year deal.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN tweeted this news out on Friday.

Cribbs played for eight seasons with the Browns before joining the Jets for a season and the Colts for one as well. While he has mainly been known as a return specialist during his ten years in the league, but he has shown potential at the receiver position as well.

During his Cleveland days, Cribbs hauled in seven touchdowns (four in 2011) and 1,161 yards. They might not be the greatest stats ever, but it’s certainly an improvement over someone like Frankie Hammond Jr.

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As for the return aspect, the Chiefs are pretty much set there with Knile Davis and De’Anthony Thomas, but there are things to keep in mind such as injuries. Cribbs could easily come in and occasionally help out in the return game.

Between kick and punt returns, Cribbs returned 11 total for touchdowns during his time in the league. He had over 11,000 yards in kick returns and over 2,000 yards in punt returns. He earned three trips to the Pro Bowl during his time with Cleveland, but has had a drop off since leaving them after the 2012 season.

Cribbs hasn’t looked very good the past two seasons, which is certainly concerning. He’s also predominantly a return specialist, which isn’t a great need for the Kansas City Chiefs. At this point though, the Chiefs really can’t be all that picky about potential veteran wide receivers they could sign.

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  • Cribbs would definitely not be a starter, but he could fill a need on the offense for Alex Smith and the Chiefs. He’s a veteran guy, who knows what he’s doing in the league and his type of leadership could help out some of the younger guys like Albert Wilson and rookie Chris Conley.

    The Chiefs’ offense looks decent except at the receiver position. Jeremy Maclin is a shoe-in for one of the starting spots, but who ends up with the second one is anyone’s guess. It’s likely between one of the younger guys I mentioned just a little bit ago, but Jason Avant could make a case to be a starter as well.

    Josh Cribbs might not be in his prime anymore (in fact, he’s considering retirement), but he could be yet another weapon for Smith and for the Chiefs’ offense.

    What do you think Chiefs Kingdom? Should the Kansas City Chiefs consider signing Josh Cribbs?

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