Jul 30, 2013; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Josh Cribbs (16) at training camp at Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders release Josh Cribbs


How the once mighty have fallen.

Well known kick return specialist Josh Cribbs was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this morning.

Cribbs has dealt with a multitude of injuries in recent years and struggled to pass routine physicals. Add in his less than stellar play and the writing was on the wall for Cribbs.

Just a week ago, multiple Oakland Raider insiders suggested that Cribbs’ roster spot could be in jeopardy, though, given the lack of other options, they hinted the Raiders may opt to keep him around. That obviously will not be the case after Cribbs was let go this morning.

The undrafted Cribbs came onto the scene with the Cleveland Browns, emerging as a kick and punt return force in 2007. He struggled to adapt to playing wide receiver, though found some limited success in 2011 where he grabbed four touchdowns and 41 catches for nearly 600 yards.

Cribbs will certainly attempt to latch onto another team, though, it says quite a bit if the Raiders aren’t even interested.

The 30-year-old Cribbs has 11 career returns for touchdown (eight kick returns, three punt returns).

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