Patriots Release Wide Receiver Kenny Britt
The Patriots have released wide receiver Kenny Britt, the team announced Wednesday.
Britt, 29, struggled to get on the field after suffering a hamstring injury during a June minicamp session.
Britt, 6-3, 230 pounds, signed with New England last December after being released by the Cleveland Browns. He caught two passes for 23 yards in three games with the Patriots.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked about Britt during his Wednesday press conference, prior to the announcement of Britt's release.
“I think it’s just different stages at different times,” said Brady. “Whether it’s Kenny or other players, you have setbacks with injuries and so forth, and you don’t get the work. But when you are out there, you just try to get up to speed as best you can."
The wide receiver position remains a question mark for the Patriots, who released Malcolm Mitchell and Jordan Matthews this summer, both due to injuries.
The team signed veteran Eric Decker to a one-year deal on Aug. 3, but he has struggled with dropped passes since joining the Patriots.