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Cribbs, Mangini talk

By Marla Ridenour Published: May 21, 2009

Disgruntled Browns Pro Bowl special teamer Joshua Cribbs attended Thursday's full-squad meeting and met with coach Eric Mangini afterward, Mangini said.

Mangini was unsure whether Cribbs would participate in the final day of this week's voluntary three-day minicamp. Cribbs is seeking to renegotiate a seven-year, $6.67 million contract extension he signed in November, 2006.

Cribbs' agent J.R. Rickert said Cribbs is feeling underappreciated and has indicated Cribbs would ask for a trade if he doesn't see significant progress in the talks.

''Josh is a guy I've had good talks with since I've been here,'' Mangini said. ''I talked to him here this morning. I spent some time with him. These are voluntary camps. But there's a ton of information going in and it's an opportujnity for us to see a lot of different players.''

Asked if Cribbs' absence could scuttle a plan to use the former Kent State quarterback on defense, Mangini said, ''Just like everything else, if you're trying something new you've got to see how it works.''


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