The Browns on Thursday agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent WR Kenny Britt.
"Our approach was to be very targeted heading into free agency," said Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown. "Dan Saganey, Glenn Cook and our pro personnel staff did an outstanding job working with our coaches to identify players that fit our scheme. Chris Cooper was great about finding common ground in working on the contracts. The free agency process is a collaborative effort and we are excited to add these three players to our roster, as we feel they match the identity of the team we are trying to build."
Britt is 6-3, 223 pounds and entering his ninth NFL season out of Rutgers. Originally selected by Tennessee in the first round of the 2009 draft, Britt has appeared in 104 games and registered 309 receptions for 4,881 yards and 30 touchdowns. He spent five seasons with the Titans (2009-13) and the past three (2014-16) with the Rams. Britt has led his team in receiving yards five times, including each of the past three seasons. His 15.8 yards per reception average is tied for seventh in the NFL since he entered the league in 2009. In 2015, he finished second in the NFL with an 18.9 yards per reception average. Britt led the Rams in receptions (68), receiving yards (1,002) and receiving touchdowns (five) in 2016. His reception and yardage totals were career highs. In 2010, he led the Titans with a career-high nine touchdown catches.
"Kenny's been a proven playmaker in the National Football League," said Head Coach Hue Jackson. "Obviously, he brings credentials to the position and to the Cleveland Browns. He's a big guy. He's fast, tough. He's made plays in his career, and we're looking forward to him doing the same thing here."