Patriots sign wide receiver Kenny Britt

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) runs the ball against Cincinnati Bengals free safety George Iloka (43) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
Kenny Britt had 18 catches and two touchdowns in nine games with Cleveland. –Frank Victores / AP

The Patriots added to their stable of receivers and Rutgers alums with one signing Monday, inking Kenny Britt to a two-year deal, according to a league source.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 223-pound Britt, who instantly becomes the club’s biggest receiver, was recently released by the Browns. The nine-year veteran was having a subpar season with just 18 catches — on 38 targets — for 233 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Britt signed a four-year, $32.5 million contract March 9 with Cleveland. He was guaranteed $17 million, but was plagued by dropped passes and became entrenched in coach Hue Jackson’s doghouse because of a poor attitude.


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