Cribbs Wants A New Deal Or To Be Traded

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs would like a new deal with the Browns or he will demand to be traded, according to several league sources. One of the game’s most dangerous return specialists, Cribbs is also a threat as a receiver and a running back. New Browns coach Eric Mangini even has plans to use Cribbs at cornerback for around 18 plays a game. His complaint is a seven-year, $6.77 million contract extension he signed in 2006. According to a source, the Browns acknowledged to Cribbs last season he had outperformed his contract. “Contrary to published reports this morning, no one from the current Browns organization, including owner Randy Lerner, has ever made any promises to Josh Cribbs with regard to his contract status,” the Browns said in a statement Monday. He has 2,312 all-purpose yards in 2007, a season in which he earned a Pro Bowl selection. Last year, he had 1,523 all-purpose yards.