The Cleveland Browns could be getting their ultimate utility player back.
Cleveland head coach Eric Mangini said he's optimistic Josh Cribbs will play Sunday after missing Week 11 because of dislocated toes on his right foot. Mangini said he's planning to let Cribbs, who did not practice all week and is listed as questionable on the team's injury report, return kickoffs and punts, then include him more in the offense if he's feeling well.
''It probably won't be the same volume [of plays] that he'd normally get, but we'll try to target some things for him,'' Mangini said. ''Now if it's going well and he feels good and there's no setbacks, it may increase as the game goes on. But at first, I'd like to get him to the game, have a real plan for what he's gonna do in the game, hopefully make sure we get that and then as the game is unfolding, [if] it feels good, potentially we could increase it.''
Owners in return yardage leagues should continue to monitor the status of Cribbs.