The New York Giants brought in free agent wide receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs for a visit and a workout today. Cribbs has been on a bit of a tour over the past couple of days, and will continue to do so and he shops himself around in free agency. He almost signed earlier in the off-season, however, he had a knee injury that he got repaired. Cribbs would be a perfect fit for the Giants.
First of all, they could use him in the return game. Is David Wilson an exciting return man? Yes. Did he help win games with his return ability last year? He absolutely did. Wilson is going to be playing a bigger role in the offense this year though. With Ahmad Bradshaw gone (though who knows, he could return) Wilson and Andre Brown will be the guys carrying the ball. Why expose Wilson to more hits than he needs? Not many teams have their top running back return kicks too, and the Giants should follow suit with that.
Cribbs only had seven catches last year, however, it doesn’t mean he can’t help provide a little bit of depth at the receiver position. The Giants have only added Louis Murphy at the position. With Hakeem Nicks’ injury history and Rueben Randle only having a year at the pro level, another veteran at the spot could do the team some good.
The Giants could revisit Cribbs at some point this off-season. They probably want to go through some mini-camps and see what they have in some undrafted free agents and among guys they already have. Cribbs would be a nice addition, but we’ll see if it comes to fruition.