Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Jets signed wide
receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs and placed running back Mike Goodson and
wide receiver/kick returner Clyde Gates on injured reserve Tuesday.
Cribbs hasn't played a game this season after having left knee surgery in the
offseason. He went to training camp with the Oakland Raiders, but was cut
before the start of the season.
During his eight-year career, all with the Browns, he has 107 receptions for
1,161 yards and seven touchdowns. Known more for his kick and punt return
ability, Cribbs has amassed 2,154 punt return yards and three touchdowns,
while recording 10,015 yards and eight scores on kick returns.
The Jets are expected to be without wide receiver Santonio Holmes (hamstring)
for a third straight week on Sunday and Gates, who has a shoulder injury, was
serving as the primary kick returner and as a wideout.
Goodson, the back-up kick returner, suffered a torn anterior cruciate
ligament and medial collateral ligament in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh
Steelers. He carried the ball seven times for 61 yards in two games this
season after missing the first four games for violating the NFL's PED policy.
Gates had 12 catches for 122 yards, while returning nine kickoffs for 209
yards this season.
The Jets also signed wide receiver Greg Salas from the Philadelphia Eagles
practice squad, signed running back Miguel Maysonet to their practice squad
and released linebacker Troy Davis from the practice squad.
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