The New York Jets had expressed some interest in wide receiver/return specialist Josh Cribbs during the offseason, but they ultimately chose to pass on the former Cleveland Brown. However, now that kick returner Clyde Gates is suffering from a shoulder injury, the Jets revisited the veteran to provide a safety net on special teams.
Now, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets have agreed to sign Cribbs to bolster their return game.
Cribbs won’t make any impact for the Jets on the offensive side of the ball, but he could probe to be a good signing if his number is called in Week 7.
Gates’ status for this week’s game is uncertain, so there is a chance that Cribbs could return to the field to see some special teams action.
The Jets looked dreadful in all areas of the game last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who defeated New York for their first win of the season, so the Jets will take a spark on any side of the ball that they can get.