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Arizona Cardinals eyeing receiver/return man Joshua Cribbs

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Josh Cribbs is a free agent that does not appear to be headed back to the Cleveland Browns. Do the Arizona Cardinals want him?

Jason Miller

Teams were able to start talking to free agents to hash out deals starting Saturday at midnight and already, there is plenty of buzz going around. One interesting, yet rarely talked about name is Joshua Cribbs, who is a free agent that is likely done playing with the Cleveland Browns. And it appears the Cardinals have interest in him.

Cribbs isn't the most stellar of receivers, but could suffice as the Cardinals' fourth string guy behind Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts. More importantly, he would become the team's return man, allowing the Cardinals to allow LaRod Stephens-Howling to go elsewhere and let Cribbs take over as the kick returner. He could also return punts, allowing Patrick Peterson to focus more on his coverage skills as a cornerback and avoid getting injured on special teams.

With the team wanting to bring Cribbs in, I think it signals the end of the Stephens-Howling era in the desert. Cribbs can do the same job and possibly for less money. LaSH may not have had a spot on this roster given the fact that Bruce Arians does not like to throw the ball to his running backs, one of Stephens-Howling's strengths.

Cribbs has just 107 receptions for 1,161 yards in his eight year career, but has proven to be relatively healthy throughout and a talented returner. His resume includes three punt returns for touchdowns and eight kickoff returns for a score.

What do you think of the Cardinals' pursuit of Cribbs? Do you like the idea of the team signing him? Tell us in the comments section below.