plumcrazy73 Posted May 18, 2009 Report Share Posted May 18, 2009 http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/ Josh Cribbs Is Expected To Skip Browns Minicamp Posted by Mike Florio on May 18, 2009, 7:06 a.m. Our own John Taylor of CFT, who also writes for The Orange and Brown Report, writes that Browns receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs will be skipping the first full-squad minicamp of coach Eric Mangini’s tenure with the team. Per Taylor, there’s “virtually no chance” that Cribbs will report for the camp, which opens Tuesday. The problem is that Cribbs inked a long-term deal before he became a high-end return specialist. And so he’s under contract for four more seasons, with base salaries of $620,000 in 2009, $635,000 in 2010, $650,000 in 2011, and $790,000 in 2012. He also can earn up to $400,000 in incentives each year, and he’s eligible for $25,000 in annual workout bonuses. Agent J.R. Rickert declined comment on the situation, but he told Taylor that a statement regarding the situation will be released tonight. The problem is one that has become all-too familiar for Mangini-coached teams. Cribbs claims that he was promised that he “would be taken care of” after the 2008 season by owner Randy Lerner, former coach Romeo Crennel, and former G.M. Phil Savage. To date, no progress has been made in that direction. During Mangini’s three years with the Jets, three different players made similar claims: guard Pete Kendall, receiver Laveranues Coles, and tight end Chris Baker. Taylor reports that, after the arrival of the Magini-Kokinis regime, Cribbs was told that the team would focus on fixing his contract after the 2009 draft. Three weeks later, no progress has been made. Of course, that all could change today, once the team realizes that Cribbs won’t be attending the camp that opens Tuesday. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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