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‘I’m Not Scared,’ Cribbs Says After Concussion

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns had to take Josh Cribbs’ helmet from him so he wouldn’t try to return to the game on Thursday.

Cribbs suffered a concussion after a huge hit on a return during the Browns/Ravens game.

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He said he appreciates the league’s new concussions rules because he didn’t know what was best for him after the hit, but that doesn’t discourage him from making an aggressive return to the football field and special teams.

“I’m not scared… that’s what it boils down to. I want to play,” Cribbs said after his first practice back since the concussion. “My team depends on me.”

Cribbs said he watched the hit on film just one time and didn’t want to see it again. He knows how hard he was tackled, but said that won’t change his game plan.

“I welcome guys to keep trying to hit me, because I’m going to keep hitting them,” Cribbs said.

The return specialist told the media on Wednesday that he felt great at practice and should be good to go on Sunday when the team travels to New York to face the defending champs, the New York Giants.