Less than a season after signing Kenny Britt to a lucrative four-year contract, the Cleveland Browns are reportedly releasing the wide receiver. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Britt is expected to go unclaimed, meaning he’ll be free to sign with any team.
Browns are releasing WR Kenny Britt, per source. He will go on waivers, and he is expected to go unclaimed and then he will be free to sign with another team.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 8, 2017
That Britt is being released is hardly surprising. He’s been truly abysmal this season, catching just 18 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns while dropping countless passes that have hurt the team and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer.
In fact, the team’s decision to fire general manager Sashi Brown might have at least in part been due to his decision to hand over some big cash to Britt this offseason. Until his 2016 campaign, Britt had never eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark and has been known as an underachiever most of his career.
Now, he’ll be another team’s problem, if he gets picked up at all before the end of the season.