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Cribbs says he wants to stay with Browns
Says he's leaving money issues to his agent
Story by HOLLY SCHOENSTEIN


 
Cleveland Browns' wide receiver and special-teams player Joshua Cribbs is OK with playing out his $6 million, six-year contract extension " for now.

The former Kent State football player was on campus last week to speak at a youth football and cheerleading camp. Though the Pro-Bowler and popular player is the subject of trade rumors, he told WKSU that he's focusing on playing with the team he loves and letting his agent, J.R. Rickert, do any renegotiating.

Cribbs has said the Browns promised to renegotiate last year after his outstanding season. And he held out during a Browns minicamp earlier this spring. He also asked to be traded.

But Cribbs told WKSU he just wants a "fair" contract price, a figure in line with what other comparable NFL players have signed for. He declined to say what number would be acceptable.

Cribbs had signed a contract extension, which included a $2 million signing bonus, when he was with a different agent before making the Pro Bowl at the end of the 2007 season as a special teams player.

Cribbs has rejoined the team's practice sessions.


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