Cribbs injury likely season-ending

Recent acquisition Josh Cribbs left Sunday’s game in the second quarter and was spotted in a sling after the game. While no one has said outright what might happen, Cribbs’ injury is reported to be season-ending.

“I think it’s pretty bad,” Ryan told reporters on Monday. “I think it’s pretty serious.”

Cribbs had averaged 24.5 yards on kickoff returns and returned eight punts for 96 yards. Cribbs also saw playing time in Wildcat / Option packages to some success, most notably his pass to Geno Smith a few weeks back.

In Cribbs’ stead, Cromartie returned kicks while Kyle Wilson took on punts. When asked about what the Jets might do going forward, coach Rex Ryan said that “we’ll take a look at our options … certainly Cro did a tremendous job back there but he is our best corner. We’ll take a look at our options.”

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Using Cromartie going forward would be unwise. With the team all but out of the playoffs there’s no reason to risk Cromartie. WR Jeremy Kerley is supposed to return this week hell or highwater, so look for him to be involved in some form or fashion with special teams. Also look for the Jets to bring in some players on tryouts today and to potentially sign a player off the streets to potentially compete as one of the team’s returners.