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Kenny Britt inks a lucrative deal with Browns

The veteran wideout has decided to sign with the Browns on Thursday.

Heading into the free agency period, there was a growing expectation that the Los Angeles Rams were willing to let veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt test the open market. 

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Britt has already found a new home landing a four-year, $32.5 million deal with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. 

Britt is coming off his best individual season where he notched career highs with 68 receptions for 1,002 receiving yards which were both also team highs for this past season. He is also the first Rams' receiver to top 1,000 receiving yards since Torry Holt did so in the 2007 season. 

The 28-year-old averaged 14.7 yards per catch, which was 11th best in the NFC and 18th in the league. Along with that, Britt was also just one of 12 receivers to haul in at least 11 receptions for 25 yards in the 2016 season joining the likes of Indianapolis Colts' T.Y HiltonOakland Raiders' Amari CooperNew York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr., and Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown. In the last three years with the Rams, he is tied for eighth-best yards per catch (16.0) in the NFL over that span. 

General manager Les Snead had hinted at the possibility of Britt leaving in free agency last week at the NFL Combine, according to Buffalobills.com

 “Kenny should fit in any offense, but we do expect him to test free agency,” said Snead. “And I do know that we’re 32 in offense and we do need to improve. So we’re going through that right now in, hey, what type of skill does (head coach) Sean (McVay) need to get us better than 32.”

Los Angeles has quickly found his replacement by signing former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods to a five-year, $39 million deal with $15 million in guarantees. Woods is coming off a respectable 2016 season he recorded 51 catches for 613 receiving yards with one touchdown in 13 games played. 

Bob Garcia IV is a staff writer of LARamsReport.com. You can follow him at @bgarcia90  and us on Twitter at @LA_RamsReport.


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