This week could be pivotal in determining Joshua Cribbs’ future with the Browns.
According to a report on NFL.com, Cribbs’ agents have a meeting scheduled with general manager George Kokinis and coach Eric Mangini. If Cribbs doesn’t get a new contract, he will not play a game for the Browns this season, a person with knowledge of the situation told NFL.com.
J.R. Rickert, one of Cribbs’ agents, declined to comment when reached Saturday.
If Cribbs, a standout special teamer and backup receiver, is serious about holding out, demanding a trade or leaving training camp after reporting, he would be reversing his stance for the second time this offseason. Cribbs skipped the beginning of “voluntary” minicamps in the hope of getting a new contract, then returned to practice a week later without any compromise from the Browns.