BREAKING: Patriots to sign WR Kenny Britt to a two-year deal
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Well, this is a nice surprise. The Patriots are finalizing a deal with free agent wide receiver Kenny Britt, according to Field Yates.
Source: the Patriots are close to a deal with former Browns WR Kenny Britt. He visited them today.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 12, 2017
Britt is only 29 and posted a 1000-yard season with the Rams last year but, in a truly shocking development, didn't do much in Cleveland. This move is reminiscent of the Pats grabbing Michael Floyd late last year after the Cardinals cut him.
The catch is this is being reported as a two-year deal, so he's locked up for next season as well.
The #Patriots are signing WR Kenny Britt to a 2-year deal that locks him in through 2018, source said. This was his top landing spot.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 12, 2017
As far as this season goes, there is literally no risk involved in this and Britt adds some size (he's 6'3) to an already solid wide receiver group.
The big question now is what does this mean for Malcolm Mitchell? It looked like he could be making a comeback, but this may signal otherwise.
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