The Oakland Raiders have begun to make moves in order to cut the roster down to 53 players with wide receiver/kick return specialist Josh Cribbs being the latest to be released according to Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com:
It’s too bad Josh Cribbs can’t play offensive line because he would have been guaranteed a spot on the Raiders’ 53-man roster. Instead, the wide receiver and kick returner was released Sunday, according to multiple reports.
Back in May, the Raiders signed Cribbs to a one-year deal and were thought to have added a considerable upgrade to special teams and possibly the wide receiving corps in Oakland. Cribbs is a versatile veteran that can play both kick return and wideout using his speed as an asset at both positions.
Unfortunately, Cribbs failed to make an impression throughout training camp with the Raiders and will become a free agent once again.
An interesting move made by the Raiders to release the versatile Cribbs, but the writing has been on the wall for the past few weeks.