Patriots place Marcus Cannon on IR, sign Ricky Jean Francois

Tricia Pearson
December 14, 2017

Britt signed a four-year deal with Cleveland worth up to $32.5 million, with $10.5 million guaranteed.

Kenny Britt is New England bound.

The Patriots also officially announced the signing of receiver Kenny Britt on Wednesday, in addition to bringing back veteran defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, who had been with the team from November 7 to December 3 and appeared in three games. That's because reports indicate that the New England Patriots are closing in on a deal.

Another reason that Britt to the Patriots makes sense?

There's no denying that Britt was bought high, off a season in which he hauled in 68 passes for 1,002 yards and five touchdowns over 15 games with the Los Angeles Rams. In 2014, the Patriots hosted Britt on a free-agent visit, but owner Robert Kraft had increasing concerns about the troubled receiver's legal woes. "The 6'3" Britt gives the Patriots another red zone target to pair with Rob Gronkowski and another wideout option to put opposite Brandin Cooks. In fact, with Brady under center, Britt could flourish and has the potential to put up huge numbers down the stretch.

Kenny Britt wide receiver New England Patriots

He had spent the first five seasons of his career with the, who had selected him with the 30th overall pick in the 2009 draft.

Jean Francois was with the team earlier this season. This was also when his trouble with the law peaked.

Coming off a rough offensive performance on Monday night, the Patriots are adding a receiver. Floyd did not do much during his time in New England, and he was only active for one playoff game.

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