New York Jets Reach Out To Veteran Receivers To Bring In For Offensive Weapons

Rick Osentoski-USA Today Sports

It’s about time that the New York Jets addressed their need for play making offensive weapons, but now it’s a question of whether it’s a good fit, or not.

ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night that the Jets, in exploring the free-agent market, are expected to meet in the coming days with free agent WR/KR Josh Cribbs.

Cribbs underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last season, and is now looking for a new home. The Jets and GM John Idzik have come out saying that they are exploring the need for a experienced receiver, and have been in discussions with former New York Giant Ramsies Barden, Braylon Edwards and Brandon Lloyd.

While Edwards and Lloyd would be good additions to the receiving core, Cribbs would address the Jets’ need at receiver. Cribbs is more of a kick returner, and known more around the league for that. He can run the wildcat, although that appears to be unlikely. Whoever the receiver is that the Jets decide on will be joining Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill. If they pick up Edwards or Lloyd, they’d both have a pretty good shot of beating out Kerley and Hill for the second receiving spot to line up opposite of Holmes.

If Cribbs is signed, it appears that Joe McKnight would be the odd man out as a result. With the additions of Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson, McKnight has dropped to fourth on the depth chart, and could potentially lose his kick returning privileges to Cribbs if he were to sign. If the Jets do go ahead with this signing, this does not look good for McKnight.


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