Cribbs lands place on Browns roster

Former Kent State quarterback Josh Cribbs gives Clevelanders a sneak peak of his talents during a practice with the Cleveland Browns at Browns Stadium Aug. 8. Cribbs is now a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns.

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There was room for only one Mid-American Conference quarterback on the Cleveland Browns’ 2005 roster.

Former Akron quarterback Charlie Frye was named as the Brown’s backup quarterback.

Therefore, former Kent State quarterback Josh Cribbs is now a wide receiver.

Cribbs was not drafted, but was signed to the Browns as a free agent on Apr. 28.

During his four years at Kent State, Cribbs was the Flashes’ all-time leading passer and also the all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback in the MAC. Cribbs also set 14 school records. Cribbs holds four of the top career performances including 7,169 yards, 616 completions, 1,123 attempts and a 54.8 completion percentage.

Cribbs, like former Ohio State lineman Simon Fraser, made the team for his effort on special teams.

—Kali Price