Josh Cribbs says his agent is meeting with several NFL teams, agent quickly denies it

josh-cribbsIt’s become abundantly clear that NFL players don’t quite have an understanding of NFL rules. Free agency start on March 12 and until that date players can’t begin negotiating with any other team but their own. If players were to meet with other teams, it would be considered tampering.

But that didn’t stop Vontae Leach from tweeting that former teammate Sean Smith was negotiating with the Chiefs. And it didn’t stop Browns receiver Josh Cribbs from going on “The Really Big Show” in Cleveland and telling listeners that his agent is meeting with several NFL teams.

My agent has been meeting with several different teams. There is a lot of interest. There are already numbers brought to the table. Things are happening. Wheels are turning behind closed doors.

Upon hearing Cribbs’ comments, his representatives J.R. Rickert and Peter Schaffer quickly went into clean up mode.

Rickert took to his Twitter account to set the record straight.

And Schaffer spoke with The Plain Dealer just to make sure all bases were covered.

“Our conversations to this point have been exclusively with the Browns,” Schaffer said.

Despite only having conversations with the Browns, Schaffer somehow believes that there is a robust market for Cribbs’ services.

Schaffer stressed, however, that the interest for Cribbs will be robust if a deal with the Browns isn’t done. “We do anticipate a strong market for Josh if it gets to that point,” he said. “Josh was rated the No. 2 kick returner and No. 2 special teamer last season. When has that ever happened? Not to mention all the things he can do for a team on offense.”

It’s much easier to anticipate a strong market when you’ve already spoken to people in the market.

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