Josh Cribbs visited Raiders this week, other teams show interest

Cribbs has visited Oakland. (Getty Images)
Josh Cribbs has visited Oakland. (Getty Images)

Two months ago, it appeared as though the Cardinals and former Browns receiver/returner Josh Cribbs were on the brink of signing a deal that would bring Cribbs to Arizona.

But ultimately the Cardinals didn’t feel the risk for Cribbs, who had recently undergone knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, was worth it.

Cribbs, though, still is a free-agent commodity, and CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that a healthy Cribbs has visited the Raiders this week and has more visits upcoming with other teams.

Though Cribbs doesn’t have much worth as a receiver, he’s still effective returning kicks. He led the league in return yards in 2007, and though he hasn’t played to that level in several seasons, he’s coming off a 2012 in which he was the most effective he’d been in the previous three years.

Things obviously didn’t work out with Arizona, which drafted defensive back/returner Tyrann Mathieu in the third round, but it sounds like Cribbs soon might have other options.

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