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Josh Cribbs Signing: Return specialist bypasses Giants for Oakland Raiders

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Return specialist Josh Cribbs has chosen the Oakland Raiders.

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The New York Giants will have to find solutions to their kick and punt return questions from within. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Josh Cribbs, the exceptional return specialist, has decided to sign with the Oakland Raiders.

Cribbs, who spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Cleveland Browns as one of the NFL's most dangerous kickoff and punt return specialists, also visited the New York Jets and Detroit Lions before signing with Oakland.

The Giants are hoping to find someone to help David Wilson with kickoffs now that Wilson will be carrying a full load as a running back. In terms of punt return, the Giants have been near the bottom of the league in return yardage the past three seasons and special teams coordlnator Tom Quinn admitted recently that the team would like more production there. As of now, Aaron Ross, Reuben Randle and Jayron Hosley would appear to be the leading punt return candidates.