The agents for Josh Cribbs still haven't heard back from the Browns, but they're encouraged by what they've heard from Holmgren, who said the $1.4 million is not the team's final offer.
As for Cribbs' media blitz about his contract squabble, Holmgren said, "I'd rather that not happen. But we've been at this a long time and is anyone surprised? That's just the way it is. I've said it before, we as an organization will not negotiate in the press. But I love Josh Cribbs. So I'm hopeful things work out at the end of the day."