After nearly 2 months on the free agency market, specialist Josh Cribbs has a new team ... Cribbs has signed a 1-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.The Jets had Cribbs in for a visit last week, but general manager John Idzik told reporters yesterday that they were not completely satisfied with his physical condition coming off a torn meniscus in 2012. Hopefully this is a sign that Jets are applying more stringent physical requirements to their potential signings than some other teams. That would give comfort in light of the number of players they've signed recently with injury issues in their recent past.
Adding Cribbs would have made for a nice addition to special teams and to solidify the back-end of the receiving corps while simultaneously consolidating some other roster spot concerns, but it's good to see that the Jets didn't make a desperation play. The team has added a promising group of UDFA receivers and not signing Cribbs will keep the door open for at least one of those players.