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Raiders confirm Cribbs, McGloin

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 12:55 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders confirmed the signing of wide receiver and returns specialist Josh Cribbs Thursday with a team press release.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection with eight kickoff returns for touchdowns, Cribbs is coming off knee surgery. At 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, Cribbs is a large, physical return specialist in contrast to the smaller and faster Jacoby Ford, with whom he will compete for the role this year.

Cribbs had a career-high 1,809 kickoff return yards and three touchdowns in 2009, two years before the NFL moved kickoffs from the 30 to the 35-yard line, making touchbacks more prevelant.

While FoxSports.com has reported the Raiders will sign punter Chris Kluwe, the Raiders have not confirmed that transaction.

The Raiders also announced the signing of Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin _ making him the fifth quarterback on the roster _ and the release of linebacker Jerrell Harris and long-snapper Nick Guess.

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  • DMAC

    1 Nation!!!!!!!

  • DMAC

    2Pac

  • DMAC

    3x pro bowler Cribbs
    Welcome

  • RaidingTexas

    Busy day.

  • DMAC

    I got 5 on it!!

  • DMAC

    Game 6 2nite
    Go Dubs!!!

  • Dr_ robert

    American History siX

  • Dr_ robert

    Damn it DMAC you stole my Thunder.

  • PilagingJustForFun

    DA has to go!

  • DMAC

    Dr_ robert Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Damn it DMAC you stole my Thunder.
    =======

    Cuz I’m cool like that
    lol

  • dr_robert

    SnBG Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    Dr, I’m a little confused. Who are you really? The Joker, maybe the Riddler? You kind of sound like the Joker.
    ***********
    I like to think I’m a bit like Woody woodpecker.

    Ha-ha-ha-haha!

  • DMAC

    12 pack of Negra Modelos

  • dr_robert

    PilagingJustForFun Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    Don’t think Pryor gonna get a fair shot!!!
    *******
    What exactly constitutes a fair shot for the 3rd stringer from last year?

  • lefty12

    Too bad Harris and Guess didn’t get ‘fair’ shots.

  • dr_robert

    Dr_robert Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    Dr_ Robert Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    PilagingJustForFun Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    Don’t think Pryor gonna get a fair shot!!!
    *****
    He had his shot, too bad it was at the receivers ankles.
    ********

    Zing!

    Or,
    “He had his shot. Then he got another. To put him out of his misery.”

  • DMAC

    lefty12 Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Too bad Harris and Guess didn’t get ‘fair’ shots.
    ========

    Too bad Tonga didn’t get a ‘fair’ shot

  • bcz24

    Slowlando finally took some personal responsibility in recognizing that he has some work to do… he thanked the Ravens organization, but never mentioned the Raiders. Would have been great to see him own up to his shortcomings here.

  • dr_robert

    PilagingJustForFun Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    Don’t think Pryor gonna get a fair shot!!!
    ”””””””””””””””’
    That’s because he’s very chocolate individual and Reg is a racist. Reggie doesn’t like anyone darker than him.
    ********

    Ur saying Reggie is like one of those chocolate covered oranges they sell around Christmas?

  • Marks hair

    cant do extra work with the sp teams without extra legs..

  • dr_robert

    Maybe robiskie is a long snapper too.

  • dr_robert

    What will it say if they keep all five qbs?

  • dr_robert

    It’s either five qbs or three punters.

  • Dr_ robert

    dr_robert Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    PilagingJustForFun Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    Don’t think Pryor gonna get a fair shot!!!
    ”””””””””””””””’
    That’s because he’s very chocolate individual and Reg is a racist. Reggie doesn’t like anyone darker than him.
    ********

    Ur saying Reggie is like one of those chocolate covered oranges they sell around Christmas?
    ***
    Might depend if you are talking about milk chocolate or dark chocolate.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I see the Blog cockroaches have nothing to do.

  • Try Some Reality

    Trolls talking to each other.

    Pryor getting made fun of.

    Just another day at ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders

  • SnBG

    Dr_ Robert Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    dr_robert Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    PilagingJustForFun Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    Don’t think Pryor gonna get a fair shot!!!
    ”””””””””””””””’
    That’s because he’s very chocolate individual and Reg is a racist. Reggie doesn’t like anyone darker than him.
    ********

    Ur saying Reggie is like one of those chocolate covered oranges they sell around Christmas?
    ***
    Might depend if you are talking about milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    I think Reg is more like a latte with a little sprinkle of cinnamon and Pryor is more of a robust dark chocolate drink

  • The_Judge37

    Last year Reggie loved adding Fullbacks to the roster, This year it’s QB’s and CB’s. At least he’s moving on up to that Deluxe Apartment in the Sky.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • Marks hair

    I hope we get woodson so young doest get a fair shot..

  • The_Judge37

    Marks hair Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    I hope we get woodson so young doest get a fair shot..
    —–

    Agreed.

  • RaiderDebo

    NFL’s biggest arm? Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford in the mix
    NFL.com
    Published: May 16, 2013 at 02:23 p.m.

    New Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace waxed poetic about Ryan Tannehill and his “cannon” arm during an interview with the Miami Herald earlier this week. But one comment raised some eyebrows: “Ryan may be able to throw the ball a little farther than Ben.”

    Yes, that’s Ben, as in Ben Roethlisberger, Wallace’s old QB with the Pittsburgh Steelers and one of the best vertical passers in the game today. Strong words. But this is fitting, in a conversation about strong arms.

    Let’s broaden the topic out to the entire league: Who has the biggest arm in the NFL today?

    Daniel Jeremiah NFL.com

    Packers’ Rodgers has owned NFL’s best arm for awhile
    To me, it’s Aaron Rodgers. I think the Green Bay Packers quarterback has been the answer to this question the past few years. The ball jumps off his hands a little different than everyone else. The velocity, and the ability to have accuracy with that velocity sets Rodgers at the very top of that list.

    In terms of historical perspective, I have a hard time putting anyone in the class of Dan Marino. The best arm I ever scouted? JaMarcus Russell. He had a hose.

    Steve Wyche NFL.com

    Players believe Bucs’ Freeman packs biggest arm
    There are plenty of big-armed guys out there: Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Cam Newton. A guy who doesn’t get talked about too much, though, who players have mentioned to me, is Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman.

    Freeman clearly can make all the throws when his mechanics are on point — which isn’t always the case — and too many guys have told me that when the ball leaves his hand, it’s like a missile being blasted from a launcher. For Freeman, who is entering a contract year in 2013, he needs to make ideal use of his arm, improve on last season, and lead the increasingly stacked Bucs to the playoffs.

    Charley Casserly NFL.com

    Lions’ Stafford has arm to make all the throws
    My vote is Matt Stafford. I think the Detroit Lions quarterback has the strongest arm in the NFL. Stafford can make all the throws. He can hit the deep out, flat-footed, better than anybody in the game.

    Ryan Tannehill has a good arm but it’s not as strong as Stafford’s. Ben Roethlisberger is the best quarterback in the NFL at moving in the pocket and hitting the deep ball. But Stafford still has the stronger arm.

    Gregg Rosenthal NFL.com

    Cutler boasts the game’s best fastball
    For pure “I can throw the ball faster than you can,” I’ll roll with Jay Cutler. He gets extra points for throwing said fastball from strange positions, under pressure.

    I thought about Matthew Stafford and Aaron Rodgers. And Colin Kaepernick wins the award for most frighteningly fast pregame warm-up throws.

    Jason Smith NFL.com

    There’s a reason Brees throws for 5,000 yards a year
    Drew Brees’ arm strength amazes me. To think his career was in question because of a shoulder injury a few years ago, and to see where he is now? It’s incredibly impressive. Sure, Jay Cutler and Michael Vick are going to get their due for strong arms, but what sets Brees apart is how he throws his deep ball. There’s no one, and I mean no one, who can throw the ball as deep, with these three huge qualities:

    1. Velocity: It doesn’t look like he throws it very hard with his easy motion, but it gets there just as fast as the other top guns.

    2. Accuracy: There’s plenty of guys who can chuck it long and make you say “Wow, he threw that one 75 yards!” But more often than not, it’s a jump ball or it’s off-target. Brees seems to always arrive in his receivers’ arms in the perfect spot.

    3. Catchability: Sometimes it’s hard to judge a deep ball because it’s too high or it’s whistling harder than you think it is. But Brees’ passes seem to follow the same trajectory without any variables. His bombs never go off someone’s fingertips or get misjudged.

    He’s not the classic choice, but there’s a reason why he throws for 5,000 yards a year.

    Adam Rank NFL.com

    Known for his feet, Vick also has arm strength that sets him apart
    Michael Vick has been viewed by some as the most gifted quarterback in the NFL. Most people focus on his running ability, but to me, he’s got one of the biggest arms in the NFL, if not the biggest. (And no, I’m not talking about his fake commercial.)

    People have questioned Vick before. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who called him out in 2010. Vick answered by uncorking a bomb on the first play of the game, an 88-yard touchdown to DeSean Jackson. Yes, it was three seasons ago, but it spoke volumes on how talented Vick is on the football field.

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    I love this sht! You knew JR would have to get his due. Surprised as hell that Flacco was barely mentioned though.

  • SnBG

    Woodson is a cool looking dude. Kinda like a 50′s jazz musician

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Pop pop that kitty kitty

  • SnBG

    I could see Woodson playing bass with Train

  • Marks hair

    new post

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Sweet, would be sweeter with Kluwe in the mix (he sureloy would provide atmosphere for the local press) & McGloin, well, can you say camp arm?

  • SnBG

    Flynn looks like Matt Damon

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    SnBG, as long as he didn’t go all Charlie Parker it would bee all good. . .as long as it were ‘Traib after the heroin. . .

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Now CWood has to sign with Oaktown. . .

  • SnBG

    Big Ben looks like Will Ferrell

  • SnBG

    If we signed Urlacher he could pretend to be Vin Diesel

  • SnBG

    Andy Dalton as Carrot Top

  • SnBG

    Greg Jennings as Mr Potato Head

  • r00der

    You know, kookKill, not trying to start a pissing fight here, just making an observation. Altho I agree with you about the blog cockroaches, I also get the impression you are a civil servant.
    You know, the kind that because they are in the job longer, think they get the next promotion. Nothing on merit, just time in grade.
    Frankly, you’ve elevated yourself to elder statesman on that basis. Time in grade. How about we see some input instead of what you’ve been producing for awhile? This is a Raider blog, not a blog for civil servant kooks.