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Healthy and motivated, Josh Cribbs looks to add 'lightning' to Jets

FILE - in this Aug. 23, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Josh Cribbs returns a kick against the Chicago Bears in the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. The New York Jets have signed Cribbs, a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver-kick returner, to help on special teams and add depth to their banged-up receiving corps. He was cut by Oakland in the preseason after having offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)The Associated Press

Josh Cribbs says he is "kind of 111 percent" healthy and excited about adding a spark to the New York Jets.

The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver-kick returner signed Tuesday with the Jets after sitting out since being cut by Oakland after training camp while recovering from a knee injury. Cribbs says Wednesday he's looking at his opportunity with the Jets as a "rebirth" and wants to prove that he can still be the dangerous kick returner he was in eight seasons with Cleveland.

Cribbs thinks his versatility and ability to run, throw or catch at any time could add some "lightning" to the team. He also hopes he can be the "it factor" for a Jets team trying to get into the playoff picture, starting Sunday against New England.

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