Josh Cribbs, one of the NFL’s most dynamic return men, announced his retirement from the league on Wednesday.
Cribbs, 33, was named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s and is tied with Leon Washington for the most kickoff returns in NFL history with eight.
Cribbs spent eight of his 10-year NFL career with the Browns and set 11 franchise records after the Browns signed him in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. The former Kent State quarterback led the NFL in return yards in 2007 with 1,809 kickoff return yards and 405 punt return yards and three touchdowns. His 306 total return yards against the Ravens that season are the third-most in NFL history.
“There was some other ligament … the meniscus, and there was some other ligament stuff that they repaired,” Rizzo said. “But it was nothing that was not anticipated from the films.”
The expected recovery time is six to nine months, and while there is optimism for a fall return, the more likely scenario has the center fielder returning next spring.
Eaton himself seems elated the surgery is behind him so he can start rehab. He posted an Instagram picture of himself in a hospital bed, smiling and flashing a thumbs up.
“We made it!,” the post reads. “Getting on the road Cheap Jerseys China Vip to recovery! Can’t wait to get after it. Big thanks to all of the doctors/nurses who made it go smoothly.
I miss being out there with the boys! Soon enough!”
Eaton was off to a good start in his first season with the Nationals, with two home runs, 13 RBIs and a .855 OPS in 23 games.