APRIL 8: The Rams have made the signing of Britt official, according to a team release. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter link) and Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com provide a financial breakdown of the deal, which has a value of $1.45MM.
MARCH 31: The Rams have signed wide receiver Kenny Britt, according to ProFootballTalk (via Twitter). ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweets that the deal is for one year and $1.4MM, including $550K guaranteed. The deal could be worth as much as $2.9MM. Britt had also visited the Patriots, Bills, and Redskins, but the Rams were rumored to be the favorite to land the 25-year-old.
Britt had his worse season as a pro in 2013, compiling only 96 yards. It wasn’t that long ago that he was a young, talented first-round pick. Following a solid rookie campaign, Britt caught 42 passes for 775 yards and nine touchdowns in 2010.
The receiver has battled injury and conduct issues over the past three years. In 2011, Britt was arrested following an alleged car chase with police. Later that year, Britt tore his ACL and MCL, limiting him to only three games that season. Since then, Britt has continued with the off-field issues and has had a reported nine “incidents with police” since entering the league.
Britt will be reuniting with Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, who coached Britt in his time with the Titans. If Britt can display the talent he showed early in his career, he will compete with youngsters Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, and Brian Quick to be one of Sam Bradford‘s primary targets.