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Cleveland Browns' Josh Cribbs expected back on return duties against Titans

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said today that he hopes special teams ace Josh Cribbs will be able to return kicks and punts Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Cribbs didn't return kicks or punts against the Miami Dolphins due to a groin injury suffered in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts. Cribbs was listed on the injury report today as still being limited in practice.

"I think he looked good today moving around and I’ve seen him in here every day," Shurmur told the media today. "He’s like most real pros, even though Tuesday is their off day, most of the time we see the guys around and I think that becomes a sign of good things.  I’ve seen him around, he moved around well today and he’ll practice today.  That’ll probably mean that he’ll be back returning."

Cribbs made a spectacular 33-yard touchdown catch against the Dolphins, his first touchdown of the season. On the game he had three receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown. He was replaced on punt returns by Jordan Norwood and on kickoffs by Buster Skrine.

This season Cribbs is averaging 34.2 yards per kick return and 13.8 yards a punt return. He has 10 special teams touchdowns in his career.

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