BEREA -- For the first time in five years, there is no ambiguity with Joshua Cribbs' role on the Cleveland Browns. Nor is there any talk about him playing wildcat quarterback, running back, or full-time wide receiver, for that matter.
Cribbs is returning to his former spot as Cleveland's special teams specialist, playing on all of its return and coverage units. And he needs to be good.
"I'm going to rededicate myself to scoring touchdowns on kickoffs and punt returns," Cribbs said Wednesday, "because that's what our coaches want me to do. My role is changing again. They want more production out of special teams, so I'll give it to them the best I can."
Cribbs, 29, already owns the NFL record with eight career kickoff return touchdowns - one more than Seattle's Leon Washington - and averaged 25.0 yards per runback last season.
The Associated Press