The Patriots are in the midst of making an acquisition to add to their offense heading into Pittsburgh.
According to Adam Schefter, the Patriots are adding Kenny Britt to the roster.
Patriots are finalizing a deal with former Browns WR Kenny Britt, per @FieldYates. Deal expected to be done shortly.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 12, 2017
Britt is a solid addition for the Patriots who could use some weapons on offense. The Patriots have long had interest in Britt, who is a veteran wide receiver from Rutgers, but didn’t sign him in the offseason because he got a little too pricey. They now get him for a much smaller price tag.
It will be good to have Gronk back this week, but the offense struggled mightily on Monday night vs the Dolphins. Britt is 6’3″ and brings some length.
The move would fit in a long tradition of the Patriots taking on veterans who have been discarded by other teams, even if their stay turns out to be brief once the team decides that they aren’t a good fit for the organization. Britt also went to Rutgers, which has been a popular starting spot for future Patriots in past years.
That could certainly turn out to be the case with Britt. He was a total flop for the Browns after signing a four-year deal with Cleveland in the offseason and he had plenty of other ups and downs over the course of his time with the Titans and Rams.
The ups have been pretty good, though, and Britt could get a chance to provide a few in high-profile spots if the Patriots like what they see once he’s on the field. I’m all in on this signing, great move for the Pats. They will need to release two players to make room for Britt and Gronk, who will be active this week.