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Kenny Britt bashes Rams, Tavon Austin on social media

The veteran wideout recent took to Instagram to verbally trash his former team and teammate.

At the start of the free agency period last month, former Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt was one of the first players to land a deal signing a four-year, $32.5 million contract with the Cleveland Browns

It had been anticipated that the Rams were going to let Britt walk in free agency after general manager Les Snead stated at the NFL combine that the team wasn't going to prevent him from testing the open market. With about a month removed from his official departure from the Rams after four seasons, the 28-year-old took shots at his former team and teammate Tavon Austin during live video on Instagram, according to Turf Show Times.

Britt said that the betrayal was due to the Rams signing Austin to a long-term deal, something he suggested wasn’t warranted for an “average” wide receiver. After using the homophobic slur toward Austin, he casually remarked, “Whatever. I don’t know him anymore.”

Austin had received a four-year, $42 million contract extension just prior to the 2016 season. The 26-year-old has yet to produce like a No.1 receiver with his best campaign coming this past year posting career highs with 58 catches for 509 receiving yards. Meanwhile, Britt just had his best individual season recording career highs with 68 catches and 1,002 receiving yards, which were both also team highs in 2016. He also became the first Rams' receiver to top 1,000 receiving yards since Torry Holt did so in the 2007 season. 

It had been previously believed that both Britt and Austin were close friends during time together with Los Angeles. These comments only indicate that may not have been the case at all. This has become quite a puzzling situation with no real motive as to why Britt decided to make these stances public. 

That said, Britt did respond to the reaction from fans on Twitter stating that he didn't know where the notions of him talking bad about his former team came from. 

With all that in mind, the offseason workouts begin on Monday which could lead to a response from Austin to his former teammate. 


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With all that in mind, the offseason workouts begin on Monday which could lead to a response from Austin to his former teammate. 

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At the start of the free agency period last month, former Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt was one of the first players to land a deal signing a four-year, $32.5 million contract with the Cleveland Browns.

It had been anticipated that the Rams were going to let Britt walk in free agency after general manager Les Snead stated at the NFL combine that the team wasn't going to prevent him from testing the open market. With about a month removed from his official departure from the Rams after four seasons, the 28-year-old took shots at his former team and teammate Tavon Austin during live video on Instagram, according to Turf Show Times.

Britt said that the betrayal was due to the Rams signing Austin to a long-term deal, something he suggested wasn’t warranted for an “average” wide receiver. After using the homophobic slur toward Austin, he casually remarked, “Whatever. I don’t know him anymore.”

Austin had received a four-year, $42 million contract extension just prior to the 2016 season. The 26-year-old has yet to produce like a No.1 receiver with his best campaign coming this past year posting career highs with 58 catches for 509 receiving yards. Meanwhile, Britt just had his best individual season recording career highs with 68 catches and 1,002 receiving yards, which were both also team highs in 2016. He also became the first Rams' receiver to top 1,000 receiving yards since Torry Holt did so in the 2007 season.

It had been previously believed that both Britt and Austin were close friends during time together with Los Angeles. These comments only indicate that may not have been the case at all. This has become quite a puzzling situation with no real motive as to why Britt decided to make these stances public.

That said, Britt did respond to the reaction from fans on Twitter stating that he didn't know where the notions of him talking bad about his former team came from.

@T_Bron wat are you talking about and where did you get your info from ?

— Kenny Britt (@KennyBritt_18) April 7, 2017

With all that in mind, the offseason workouts begin on Monday which could lead to a response from Austin to his former teammate.

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