Friday, December 13, 2013
The Associated Press
NEW YORK – Josh Cribbs is getting a chance to continue his career and give the New York Jets a boost on special teams and at wide receiver.
Cribbs, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, was cut by Oakland in the preseason after having offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The Jets had shown interest in Cribbs in the last several months, working him out twice before signing him Tuesday.
Cribbs, 30, is tied with Leon Washington of New England for the most kickoff-return touchdowns in NFL history with eight, and has returned three punts for scores. He spent his first eight seasons with Cleveland.
New York also signed wide receiver Greg Salas from Philadelphia’s practice squad, and placed receiver Clyde Gates and running back Mike Goodson on season-ending injured reserve.
The Jets also signed a former Stony Brook running back, Miguel Maysonet, to the practice squad.
PACKERS: Receiver Randall Cobb is out for at least six weeks with a knee injury.
The team placed Cobb on injured reserve/designated for return. The designation requires a player to miss at least six games. Cobb was hurt Sunday during the 19-17 victory against Baltimore.
BILLS: Buffalo is making a switch at left guard by releasing starter Colin Brown in a move that opens the door for Doug Legursky.
Brown was cut two days after his season-long struggles continued in a 27-24 overtime loss to Cincinnati. Brown split playing time with Legursky over the past two weeks before being benched in the second half last weekend.
BRONCOS: Denver kept rookie receiver Tavarres King from joining Green Bay by promoting him to its active roster.
The Packers tried to lure King after Randall Cobb (knee) and James Jones (leg) were injured Sunday at Baltimore.
REDSKINS: Needing to replace two key special teamers, Washington signed free-agent linebacker Josh Hull and long snapper Kyle Nelson.
The Redskins also signed safety Trenton Robinson while waiving safety Jordan Pugh, and putting linebacker Bryan Kehl and long snapper Nick Sundberg on injured reserve.
EAGLES: Quarterback Michael Vick practiced on a limited basis but there’s no word on his status for Sunday’s game against Dallas.
Vick suffered a hamstring injury against the New York Giants two weeks ago and missed Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay. He threw passes, did some light jogging, and worked in individual drills for Philadelphia (3-3). But he did the same last week in preparation for the Buccaneers, only to skip the Eagles’ 31-20 victory.
STEELERS: Offensive tackle Levi Brown was placed on injured reserve after Brown tearing his triceps during warmups before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
Pittsburgh acquired Brown last week from Arizona. Coach Mike Tomlin said Brown will need surgery.