April 23, 2014

Josh Cribbs Joins Cadre of Browns Pass Catchers in the Infirmary

Josh Cribbs injured his leg this morning in just the second day of training camp.  Cribbs will undergo an MRI but at this point it’s not believed to be a serious knee injury.  Cribbs characterized it as strained.  It happened when a defensive back fell on his leg during drills and kept him off the field for the rest of the day.  Cribbs downplayed the injury:

“I didn’t want to press through it and risk missing a preseason game.  If I was a young guy trying to make the team, maybe I wouldn’t have come off, but I don’t reallly know what’s wrong. It’s strained.”

The Browns pass catchers have been making regular trips to the training room.  Ben Watson was a casualty of the first day after he suffered a concussion.  Coach Shurmur said that Watson will be “out for awhile” as he recovers from the concussion.  Carlton Mitchell left the field this morning with a shoulder injury and Mohammed Massaquoi continues to wear a walking boot on his left foot.  The team has still not provided an explanation for how or when that injury occurred.

There are going to be training camp injury stories every year in July but it’s definitely an anomaly to have so many pass catchers dinged up so early on in camp.  Thankfully, none of these appear to be serious or season-ending at this point.

  • Gren

    Sounds like it’s time to make a move…

  • Anonymous

    There is likely no such thing as “depth” in the NFL. These guys are running full steam, sure, but they are not in gameday mode yet, and still you can see what happens. We need another few WRs.

  • Anonymous

    Mitchell was lookin good out there today and also Chris Matthews looks like a monster out there. If he cleans up his routes he could make a play for the roster.

  • Buckeyedawg

    Can we please just move Cribbs back to special teams only? All we did last year playing him on offense was get him banged up so he wasn’t good at anything. He is arguably the best KR/PR in the game…let him do those things and do them well…

  • C-Bus Kevin

    I don’t understand why they don’t skip hitting in practice all together. It seems like there’s little to gain and a lot to lose.

  • Anonymous

    Just don’t do something knee jerk like sign Randy Moss over this.

  • Scotty

    Agreed 100%

  • WJ from San Jose

    Please Please Please stop using Cribs as a receiver. Let him run back kicks. That’s what he does. The browns should be loading up on receivers because we do not have 1 proven receiver on this team. Can Heckert not see what every one else does?

  • Anonymous

    Matthews wears No. 17. At practice yesterday, the fans were joking that it’s nice to see a No. 17 not dropping passes.