POSSIBLE FREE AGENT TARGETS FOR THE PATRIOTS
Josh Cribbs, WR
Famous for his electric kick returns with the Browns, Cribbs is going to hit free agency after eight seasons in Cleveland.
Over the years with the Browns, Cribbs' role evolved from being solely a return man to a receiving and rushing threat as well. But in 2012, he was primarily a returner again, catching only seven passes for 63 yards and getting only six rushing attempts. He had a career high 41 receptions and 518 yards for four touchdowns in 2011. In 2009 he ran the ball more (59 attempts) than catching it (20 receptions).
He has averaged 25.9 yards per kick return in his career and 11.0 yards per punt return. He could help the Patriots' lethargic return game.
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