Dec 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) during warm ups prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free agency Rumors: New England Patriots not interested in signing Kenny Britt


The New England Patriots reportedly had some interest in signing free agent wide receiver Kenny Britt a week ago but it appears that any such interest has evaporated and the team is no longer pursuing a deal with him. According to Patriots owner Robert Kraft, the team will not be signing Kenny Britt despite rumors they were interested in doing so.

Per the Boston Herald:

Because of all Kraft has learned, you can be sure of one thing: Kenny Britt will not be walking through that door.

“We won’t be signing him,” Kraft said yesterday during a quiet aside following a press conference at the annual NFL owners meetings. “That won’t happen.”

The Patriots have a need at wide receiver not because they lost anyone in particular but because the team had no targets last year and the Denver Broncos got markedly better in their secondary. While Britt has talent, he carries a lot of baggage and if there’s one thing the Patriots don’t need, it’s a receiving target getting into trouble off the field — again.

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