Cribbs, Edwards named to Pro Bowl

The Browns have their first Pro Bowl players since Jamir Miller, as WR Braylon Edwards and KR Josh Cribbs have been named to the 2007 NFL Pro Bowl. Four other Browns were named alternates.

Here is the press release sent out by the Browns on Tuesday afternoon:


Four additional Browns named as first alternates

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards and kick returner Joshua Cribbs have been named to the 2008 AFC Pro Bowl roster, the league announced this afternoon. 

Edwards leads the team with 1,170 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns and ranks second on the club with 69 receptions.  Edwards is currently fifth in the NFL with his 1,170 yards receiving and his 13 touchdowns rank third in the league.

Cribbs had totaled 53 kickoff returns for 1,637 yards (30.9 avg.) and two touchdowns and has added 24 punt returns for 243 yards (10.1 avg.).  Cribbs leads the league with 1,637 return yards and a 30.9 kickoff return average.  His 10.1 punt return average ranks seventh in the league.  Cribbs is also tied for the team lead with 18 special teams tackles.

"As a team, we're proud of the recognition received by Braylon Edwards and Joshua Cribbs," said Browns Senior Vice President and General Manager, Phil Savage. "They both deserved this honor. We're excited about our future because of them and our other players who were chosen as alternates as well as the makeup of the rest of our squad. Winning brings attention and it's great to be on the plus side of the ledger so far this season. Now that this is over, our full attention can go to this week's game against Cincinnati."

Edwards and Cribbs are the first Browns players selected to the Pro Bowl since LB Jamir Miller was named during the 2001 season (2002 Pro Bowl).

In addition, four Browns players were named as first alternates for the Pro Bowl:  QB Derek Anderson, LG Eric Steinbach, LT Joe Thomas and TE Kellen Winslow.  Browns FB Lawrence Vickers was named second alternate and K Phil Dawson was named third alternate at their respective positions.

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