NFL Rumors: Patriots To Work Out Kenny Britt, Could Sign Free Agent … Again

Kenny Britt and the New England Patriots might be headed for a reunion.

New England released Britt during the preseason after a hamstring injury kept the 29-year-old wideout sidelined for much of the summer. But the receiver-starved Patriots plan to work out Britt this week and could bring him back into the fold if all goes well, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, citing sources.

The Patriots have been busy with wideouts this week, signing 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman and former Denver Broncos receiver Bennie Fowler off the free agent market. They subsequently cut Fowler on Saturday afternoon, however.

If healthy, Britt could provide the Patriots a much-needed deep threat at receiver. He only caught five balls in three games after signing with New England last year, but should benefit from his offseason work with quarterback Tom Brady, despite being hampered by a sore hamstring.

Of course, the Patriots also could look at trading for Cleveland Browns star Josh Gordon, whose days in Cleveland reportedly are numbered.

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