WR - FA
Week 7 Outlook
Free agent wide receiver Kenny Britt is visiting the New England Patriots on Monday and could re-sign with them if his workout goes well, reports NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Britt was cut by the Patriots last month after a hamstring injury limited him in the preseason, so the health of that hamstring will likely be the focus of his workout on Monday.
The Patriots did not have much luck at the wide receiver position in the preseason, with Jordan Matthews and Malcolm Mitchell also being released due to injuries. Britt did not have a great year in New England in 2017, but if he re-signs on Monday he could have some short-term fantasy potential with Julian Edelman suspended for the first four weeks of the season.
ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the New England Patriots have released WR Kenny Britt.
Although the Patriots have seemingly one of the most decimated wide receiver corps in the NFL, they are not concerned, releasing Britt on Wednesday. However, despite the questionable depth at the position, I'm not surprised. Not only has Britt just recently returned to practice after being sidelined with a hamstring injury, but all reports suggest he has fallen behind the pack. Britt's departure opens up the door for the Patriots to pursue Dez Bryant, or enter 2018 with what they have on the back end -- Braxton Berrios, Riley McCarron, and Cordarrelle Patterson. For Britt, his career could very well be over.
Kenny Britt remains sidelined due to a hamstring injury.
This injury has plagued Britt throughout the offseason, and at this point, his roster spot is in question. There will certainly be production to be had in the Patriots' WR corps, especially early on with Julian Edelman suspended. However, Britt will need to get on the field before he can vie for targets.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the New England Patriots have picked up WR Kenny Britt's 2018 option.
Not only are the Patriots exercising Britt's option, retaining him for 2018, but per Rapoport, they are expecting "big things" out of him. Britt, who will turn 30 on September 19, is entering his 10th NFL season, but is coming off of his worst statistical campaign since 2013. Perhaps with a full offseason in New England's system paired with enough playing time to make an impact, Britt could be worth late-round fantasy consideration in 2018. Though I'd only suggest it in deeper formats.
Kenny Britt did not catch any passes on two targets in Sunday's 26-6 win over the Jets.
Britt finished with two catches over three games with the Patriots. Going into the playoffs, Britt should just be considered depth and will probably on see a couple targets.