Patriots sign WR Kenny Britt, move T Marcus Cannon to injured reserve
By Brett Whitefield • New England Patriots • Kenny Britt • Marcus Cannon • LaAdrian Waddle • Cameron Fleming • Dec 14, 2017Nov 26, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
- In a busy day for the New England Patriots, Adam Schefter confirms the team has signed wide receiver Kenny Britt to a two-year deal and also have placed offensive tackle Marcus Cannon on injured reserve. Britt was released by the Browns last week after singing there this offseason.
- After receiving a sizable contract this offseason, Britt was largely a disappointment for the Browns, earning an overall grade of just 45.4 that ranks 106th out of 116 qualifying wide receivers. Britt has been incredibly inefficient this season, and among 90 wide receivers with at least 35 targets, his 1.02 yards per route run average ranks 89th.
- Replacing Cannon has been a bit of a challenge so far for the Patriots. LaAdrian Waddle handled the duty from Weeks 9-12 and earned an overall grade of just 47.1. While he hasn’t allowed a sack, he has allowed 17 pressures on just 170 pass-block snaps. Most recently Cameron Fleming has been the guy at right tackle in Cannon’s absence and despite struggling this past week against Miami (49.8 game grade), he has been better than Waddle, producing an overall grade of 66.6 on 167 snaps.