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Jets sign Cribbs, put Gates on IR

Updated: October 16, 2013, 2:17 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPN.com

Looking for a kickoff returner to replace Clyde Gates, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, the New York Jets signed Josh Cribbs.

Cribbs, 30, is one of the most prolific kickoff returners in history, although he hasn't played a regular-season game since last year. He was cut by the Oakland Raiders in the preseason.

Cribbs can play wide receiver, but it's not his primary position -- he has only 107 receptions in eight seasons. To fill Gates' role at receiver, ...

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