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Patriots star explains why he's thrilled they signed WR Kenny Britt

14 December, 2017, 03:21 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Nov 26 2017 Cincinnati OH USA Cleveland Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

In 2016, the nine-year veteran would post his only 1,000-yard season. He also threw two interceptions en route to a 27-20 loss to Miami.

Hauling in just 18 receptions for 233 yards and two touchdowns - that works out to $583,333 per catch - Britt made a bigger mark with a string of ugly drops and pressing questions about his desire from the coaching staff.

The Patriots hosted Britt for a free agent visit during the 2014 offseason but opted to sign wide receiver Brandon LaFell instead. In addition to Britt, the Patriots have Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola, Phillip Dorsett, Matthew Slater, and Bernard Reedy.

They'll also get tight end Rob Gronkowski back after his one-game suspension. The performance earned him a four-year, $32.5 million contract with the Browns.

This move is reminiscent to the Patriots claiming Martellus Bennett off waivers this season.


The Patriots have signed a talented player let go in mid-season by his former team.

Britt does have a lengthy history with the police. In 2012, he was arrested, again in New Jersey, and charged with resisting arrest.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that such an agreement is a two-year deal through the 2018-19 season. He was sent home from Houston in Week 6 for missing curfew the night before the Texans game.

Britt, 29, played his college football at Rutgers University for Greg Schiano, who has recommended several players to Bill Belichick.

"He's a Rutgers guy", McCourty said.

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