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Report: Jets work out KR Josh Cribbs
It's no surprise the Jets, who are 31st in the NFL in kickoff average, are looking for an upgrade in the special-teams department.
But even with Mike Goodson returning to the practice field this week, the team is still searching for kick-return specialists. According to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora, the Jets worked out Josh Cribbs on Tuesday.
The ex-Browns KR/WR visited with the Jets in May, but wasn't fully healed from a meniscus tear. Cribbs visited several teams this offseason, including the Giants and Arizona.
“We had a nice visit with Joshua,” Jets general manager John Idzik said this summer. “We got to get the physical on him, so it was a very informative visit. I don’t think he's quite there yet. But he’s probably getting close."
The Jets' current kickoff returner, Clyde Gates, is averaging 19.8 yards on five attempts.