Kenny Britt

New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #18
New England Patriots
Wide Receiver #18

Kenny Britt News

Leaves Washington without deal

Britt's visit with the Redskins didn't result in a contract, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Coming off an ugly 2017 campaign followed by a season out of the league, Britt is looking at a difficult path back to NFL relevance. He'll turn 31 in September and doesn't have much experience playing special teams.

Apr 1, 2019 12:59 PM EST

Visiting Washington

Britt is visiting the Redskins on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Britt spent the 2018 campaign out of football after the Patriots released him Aug. 22 due to persistent issues with his hamstring. Seemingly back to full strength, the 30-year-old will need to battle for a roster spot wherever he signs, even if it's a team like Washington with an incredibly weak depth chart at wide receiver. Britt previously played with Redskins quarterback Case Keenum for the 2016 Rams during the lone 1,000-yard season of the wideout's career.

Apr 1, 2019 6:22 AM EST

Books workout with New England

Britt (hamstring) scheduled a workout with the Patriots on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Patriots released Britt on Aug. 22 with an injury designation, but the team's decision to welcome him back for a workout suggests he's now reasonably healthy. With the team seemingly not fully comfortable with its existing depth wideouts, Britt might be viewed as an upgrade over No. 5 receiver Corey Coleman, who signed with the team last week. However, any hope for a reunion between Britt and the Patriots may have been extinguished after Rapoport reported Monday that the team is nearing a deal with the Browns to acquire Josh Gordon.

Sep 17, 2018 12:43 PM EST

Headed for release

The Patriots are releasing Britt (hamstring), Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The purge of injured wideouts continues in New England, with Britt now headed down the same path as Jordan Matthews (hamstring) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee). The 29-year-old was expected to be in the mix for a key role during Julian Edelman's four-game suspension, but a hamstring injury has made it impossible for Britt to put forth his case.

Aug 22, 2018 1:37 PM EST

Falling behind in competition

Britt (hamstring) feels like he's fallen behind while missing practice this summer, Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal reports. "You never know with a hamstring. One day you feel good. Then something's in the air and [it's] popping," Britt said. "I definitely feel like I'm behind, because I'm not out there with the guys getting the chemistry that I need with the quarterbacks and just with everybody on the same page with what we do."

Analysis: Britt reportedly made a strong impression in the early stages of the offseason program, but he hasn't logged a full practice (or played in a preseason game) since injuring his hamstring June 5. The 29-year-old still has some time to make his case for a Week 1 role, as the Patriots are badly in need of help at wide receiver with Julian Edelman suspended for the first four games of the season. Phillip Dorsett lined up with Edelman and Chris Hogan on the first-team offense during the team's first two preseason games.

Aug 20, 2018 7:52 AM EST

In line to sit Thursday

Britt (hamstring) is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: Britt displayed some flashes in OTAs, but he's been slowed in training camp, stalling what could have turned into a modest hype train in the wake of the departure of both Jordan Matthews and Malcolm Mitchell. Look for Britt to make a push for a key role in the Patriots offense during the last two-plus weeks of the team's preparation in advance of regular season action. Given that Julian Edelman is suspended for the first four weeks of the season, Chris Hogan is the only New England wideout locked into a starting job. Britt, if healthy, thus has a chance to make a mark out of the gate, though at this stage, the likes of Phillip Dorsett, Eric Decker and Cordarrelle Patterson are also jostling for slotting on the team's WR depth chart.

Aug 16, 2018 8:27 AM EST

Remains limited at practice

Britt (hamstring) remains limited at practice, Zack Cox of reports.

Analysis: Britt has yet to practice fully this summer, which is less than optimal, considering some of the Patriots' other injury issues at wideout, as well as Julian Edelman's looming four-game suspension. We'd be surprised if Britt played in Thursday's preseason tilt against the Eagles, so look for the wideout to make his push for a key role in the offense during the last two weeks of the team's preparation in advance of Week 1 action.

Aug 14, 2018 10:24 AM EST

Returns to practice

Britt (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Ryan Hannable of reports.

Analysis: Britt returned to practice Friday when he was removed from the PUP list, but the Patriots then held him out for most of Tuesday's session. While it now appears Britt's brief absence was just a precautionary measure, he'll likely be held out again for Thursday's preseason game against Washington. With Malcolm Mitchell (knee) and Jordan Matthews (hamstring) recently released, Britt is competing for snaps with Phillip Dorsett, Eric Decker, Cordarrelle Patterson, Braxton Berrios and Riley McCarron.

Aug 8, 2018 12:13 PM EST

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