The Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs was thinking that he would be able to play again six days after he was injured on field while playing against the Baltimore Ravens.
Cribbs said Friday that he expects to play this Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The undrafted free agent was hit by Ravens defensive tackle Dwan Edwards in Monday’s loss to the Baltimore. However, he defended Edwards after hearing that the latter was fined $5,000 by the league.
“I don’t feel he should’ve been fined for it,” Cribbs said. “It’s football. Just as he hit me, I could’ve hit him blocking for my guy. It happened during the play between the whistles. They have rules in place to protect players, but I don’t think it was intentional at all.”
Cribbs has not received a new contract from the Browns yet, although he has been playing in Browns jersey for all the season as the team has asked. His agent, J.R. Rickert has been negotiating with the team but there has been little movement.