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Teams reportedly showing interest in Browns' Cribbs

By dan Published: October 16, 2009

Trade rumors involving Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs have are swirling.

League sources told Jason La Canfora of NFL.com that the Dolphins, Colts, Chiefs, Raiders, Jaguars and 49ers have shown interest.

A source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that it is unlikely Cribbs will be traded.

Cribbs signed a six-year contract worth $6.77 million in 2007. Before this season he expressed interest in a new contract and threatened to sit out the season.

Cribbs, a special teams captain for Cleveland, currently leads the NFL with 522 kick-return yards and 260 punt-return yards. In five seasons with the Browns, Cribbs has had five special teams touchdowns.

He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2007 after leading the league in kick-return average at 30.7 yards per return.

As a receiver, Cribbs has struggled. In five games this season, including two starts, he has nine receptions for 39 yards and no touchdowns. Last season he had just two catches for 18 yards and a touchdown.

The NFL trading deadline is at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The Browns traded receiver Braylon Edwards to the Jets on Oct. 7 for wide receiver Chansi Stuckey, linebacker Jason Trusnik and two draft picks.

Earlier in the week, speculation about the team trading backup quarterback Brady Quinn surfaced. Browns head coach Eric Mangini denied the rumors saying, "Brady and I have a good relationship, Brady and (offensive coordinator) Brian (Daboll) have a good relationship. He's focused on Pittsburgh."

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