There is talk that the Browns are serious about not giving Josh Cribbs what he wants, and if the team ends up moving him, where might they move him to? One report says that the San Fran 49ers have interest. The following from the Press Democrat where a reader asked reporter Matt Maiocco a question about the Niners interest:
Q: Hey Matt, do you think the 49ers will take a hard look at trading one of their first 3 picks for Josh Cribbs this offseason? @BabyOno
Q: Are the rumors true about Cribbs coming to SF? @michael7420
MM: There were rumors around the trade deadline of the 49ers and Browns engaging in trade talks concerning Josh Cribbs. Those rumors were true. Some believe it might have taken a second-round pick. The Browns and 49ers could not agree on a deal.
Would the 49ers be interested if Cribbs hit the trade market? I’m sure they would. But at what price, I do not know. But let’s not get too carried away with disgruntled Cribbs’ trade demands. Heck, the trade period does not open until March. And, perhaps, new head honcho Mike Holmgren has some other more-urgent areas to address before he sits down to hammer out an extension for a player who has three years remaining on his contract.
So right now, there are no rumors about Cribbs coming to the 49ers … only speculation on a website in which no reporter would attach his name