Patriots signing Kenny Britt

Lynette Rowe
December 13, 2017

From playing with a winless Cleveland Browns to this year's reigning Super Bowl champions, wide receiver Kenny Britt has been signed by the New England Patriots.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Britt's deal is for two years with New England. Chris Hogan, who returned from a month-long absence on Monday night, does a little bit of everything, but is not a prototypical "X" receiver. Britt, 29, is a low-risk option for the Patriots after he played just nine games with the Browns this season, where he had 18 receptions for 233 yards and two touchdowns.

At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, Britt caught nine touchdowns in just 12 games in 2010, his second season in the NFL.

He caught just 18 passes for 233 yards in nine games with Cleveland but notched his first 1,000-yard season a year ago for a awful Rams team. He was in the first season with the team after signing a four-year, $32.5 million contract this past offseason. In fact, with Brady under center, Britt could flourish and has the potential to put up huge numbers down the stretch. He reportedly clashed with coach Hue Jackson and was finally waived last Friday by new Browns GM John Dorsey.

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It's unclear exactly how Britt might factor into an already crowded Patriots rotation at wide receiver at the moment, but one thing that becomes clear is that Malcolm Mitchell won't be returning off injured reserve.

The Patriots had him in for a visit as a free agent in the spring of 2014.

He had spent the first five seasons of his career with the, who had selected him with the 30th overall pick in the 2009 draft.

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