Cribbs able to play for Browns shortly after injuring neck

DETROIT -- Josh Cribbs is active for the Cleveland Brownsagainst the Detroit Lions on Sunday, less than one week after he was strapped to a backboard and wheeled into an ambulance.

Cribbs had said he expected to play despite a sore neck sustained after Baltimore's Dawn Edwards hit his chin on Monday night.

Cribbs' fearlessness has turned the undrafted free agent into a Pro Bowler and one of the NFL's best return specialists.

Detroit has starting defensive end DeWayne White (toe) and kick returner Derrick Williams (hip) on its inactive list because of injuries.

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