The Cleveland Browns' influx of young WRs in camp had pushed Josh Cribbs out of the spotlight at that position. They were seeking more speed and athleticism, which led them to draft Travis Benjamin and Josh Gordon.

But the concussion that sidelined Mohamed Massaquoi has pushed Cribbs back up to fourth on the depth chart and made him more visible in practice.

The Browns want Cribbs to re-establish himself as the most dangerous kickoff and punt returner in the league. He has not been a flop as a wideout, but his contributions have been limited. He made 41 catches for 518 yards and four TDs in 2011. Those numbers represent career highs, but they are still unacceptable for a full-time starter.

Cribbs is entering the final season of a three-year contract. It can be speculated the Browns see him only as a special-teams contributor. But he isn't planning on hanging up his spikes anytime soon.

"I'm not concerned," he said. "If I run for six TD returns and eight-to-10 receiving touchdowns, that will change all that. I've been here long enough to know that if you play well, you'll get paid. [Browns legendary running back] Jim Brown told me that if you play good, you'll get paid good."

Dress rehearsal in Green Bay? The Browns face an unusual circumstance in the preseason. The third game is generally used as the dress rehearsal for the regular season. But Cleveland plays the Eagles in both week three of the preseason and in the regular-season opener.

The result is that they will be playing their starters for at least a full half in Green Bay on Thursday night.

Coach Pat Shurmur was asked if he has spoken with Eagles coach Andy Reid about agreeing to play starters a particular length of time.

Shurmur was quick to answer.

"Head coaches don't do that," he said. "Andy is getting his team ready to play and I'm getting our team ready to play.

"You can look into this third preseason game and how we're going to do it way too much in my opinion because there's a certain amount of work that needs to get done in training camp, and we'll both get it done the way we see fit."

Jauron staying up top: Defensive coordinator Dick Jauron called plays from the coaches' booth in Detroit and plans on doing the same throughout the season.

"He's going to be upstairs this year," Shurmur said. "That's what he wants to do. There is no other reason than that."

Buster on the move: An ankle injury to Dimitri Patterson has second-year CB Buster Skrine taking first-team reps. He has consistently blanketed receivers in camp and could be in line for more playing time during the regular season if reports that Joe Haden has violated the league drug policy are true, which would be grounds for a four-game suspension.

"Buster is more comfortable in our scheme," Shurmur said. "When Buster came in, he played a lot of football, but he hadn't played within a scheme like a pro system. He had to get up to speed in a lot of ways. I think he's a guy that challenges extremely well, and now he knows more about how it fits within the scheme. I think that's why you've seen him flash more."

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