Britt's visit with the Redskins didn't result in a contract, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Coming off an ugly 2017 campaign followed by a season out of the league, Britt is looking at a difficult path back to NFL relevance. He'll turn 31 in September and doesn't have much experience playing special teams.
Britt is visiting the Redskins on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Britt spent the 2018 campaign out of football after the Patriots released him Aug. 22 due to persistent issues with his hamstring. Seemingly back to full strength, the 30-year-old will need to battle for a roster spot wherever he signs, even if it's a team like Washington with an incredibly weak depth chart at wide receiver. Britt previously played with Redskins quarterback Case Keenum for the 2016 Rams during the lone 1,000-yard season of the wideout's career.
Britt (hamstring) scheduled a workout with the Patriots on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Patriots released Britt on Aug. 22 with an injury designation, but the team's decision to welcome him back for a workout suggests he's now reasonably healthy. With the team seemingly not fully comfortable with its existing depth wideouts, Britt might be viewed as an upgrade over No. 5 receiver Corey Coleman, who signed with the team last week. However, any hope for a reunion between Britt and the Patriots may have been extinguished after Rapoport reported Monday that the team is nearing a deal with the Browns to acquire Josh Gordon.
The Patriots plan to release Britt (hamstring), Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The purge of injured wideouts continues in New England, with Britt following the same path Jordan Matthews (hamstring) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee) did earlier this summer. The 29-year-old was expected to be in the mix for a key role during Julian Edelman's four-game suspension to begin the season, but a hamstring injury has made it impossible for Britt to put forth his case. Phillip Dorsett seems to have a solid grasp on the starting job opposite Chris Hogan, at least until Edelman is reinstated.
Britt (hamstring) feels like he's fallen behind while missing practice this summer, Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal reports. "You never know with a hamstring. One day you feel good. Then something's in the air and [it's] popping," Britt said. "I definitely feel like I'm behind, because I'm not out there with the guys getting the chemistry that I need with the quarterbacks and just with everybody on the same page with what we do."
Britt reportedly made a strong impression in the early stages of the offseason program, but he hasn't logged a full practice (or played in a preseason game) since injuring his hamstring June 5. The 29-year-old still has some time to make his case for a Week 1 role, as the Patriots are badly in need of help at wide receiver with Julian Edelman suspended for the first four games of the season. Phillip Dorsett lined up with Edelman and Chris Hogan on the first-team offense during the team's first two preseason games.
Britt (hamstring) is not on track to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Britt displayed some flashes in OTAs, but he's been slowed in training camp, stalling what could have turned into a modest hype train in the wake of the departure of both Jordan Matthews and Malcolm Mitchell. Look for Britt to make a push for a key role in the Patriots offense during the last two-plus weeks of the team's preparation in advance of regular-season action. Given that Julian Edelman is suspended for the first four weeks of the season, Chris Hogan is the only New England wideout locked into a starting job. Britt, if healthy, thus has a chance to make a mark out of the gate, though at this stage, the likes of Phillip Dorsett, Eric Decker and Cordarrelle Patterson are also jostling for slotting on the team's WR depth chart.
Britt (hamstring) remains limited at practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Britt has yet to practice fully this summer, which is less than optimal, considering some of the Patriots' other injury issues at wideout, as well as Julian Edelman's looming four-game suspension. We'd be surprised if Britt played in Thursday's preseason tilt against the Eagles, so look for the wideout to make his push for a key role in the offense during the last two weeks of the team's preparation in advance of Week 1 action.
Britt (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.
Britt returned to practice Friday when he was removed from the PUP list, but the Patriots then held him out for most of Tuesday's session. While it now appears Britt's brief absence was just a precautionary measure, he'll likely be held out again for Thursday's preseason game against Washington. With Malcolm Mitchell (knee) and Jordan Matthews (hamstring) recently getting released, Britt is competing for snaps with Phillip Dorsett, Eric Decker, Cordarrelle Patterson, Braxton Berrios and Riley McCarron.
Britt (hamstring) didn't practice Tuesday, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.
Britt returned to practice Friday and was removed from the PUP list, but his absence Tuesday suggests he still isn't back to 100 percent. While the competition at wide receiver thinned out a bit when the Patriots placed Jordan Matthews (hamstring) on injured reserve and released Malcolm Mitchell (knee), the signing of Eric Decker means Britt will still need to compete for a roster spot. With Julian Edelman suspended for the first four weeks of the season, Chris Hogan is the only New England wideout locked into a starting job.
Britt (hamstring) returned to the practice field Friday, NESN.com reports.
Though his presence Friday is a step in the right direction, Britt did not take part in team drills, indicating that he's still working his way back from the hamstring issue that caused him to sit out the Patriots' first seven training camp practices. With Julian Edelman set to serve a four-game suspension to start the season and Jordan Matthews (hamstring) on IR, there will be snaps to be had out of the gate alongside Chris Hogan. Britt's main competition on that front will come from Phillip Dorsett, newcomer Eric Decker and Malcolm Mitchell (knee) -- health-permitting.
Britt (hamstring) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
The hamstring injury was first reported in early June and is apparently taking a long time to heal. Britt can't really afford to take a cautious approach, as he's part of a deep competition at wide receiver, with outcomes ranging from a starting job to being released before Week 1. The 29-year-old caught two passes in three games with the Patriots last regular season, then served as a healthy scratch throughout the playoffs. With Julian Edelman set to serve a four-game suspension, New England is looking for someone to step up alongside Chris Hogan and Jordan Matthews. The other leading candidates are Phillip Dorsett, Malcolm Mitchell (knee), Cordarrelle Patterson and Braxton Berrios.
Britt didn't participate in Wednesday's mandatory minicamp practice due to a hamstring injury he sustained Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Britt signed with the Patriots late in 2017 after being waived by the Browns, totaling two catches for 23 yards in the three games he appeared in with New England. The veteran wideout faces plenty of competition not only for playing time, but also to make the 53-man roster. He will sit out at least one practice before returning to the field.
Britt was the receiver "who stood out most" during Tuesday's OTA session, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
The 6-foot-3, 223-pounder is looking to get back on track after a rough 2017 campaign in which he was limited to 20 catches for 256 yards and two TDs in 12 games (including nine with the Browns). The 10-year pro is currently flying under the radar in fantasy circles, but Reiss noted that Britt was running well Tuesday and if the 29-year-old can develop a good rapport with QB Tom Brady, there's bounce-back potential here.
In the aftermath of Tuesday's trade of Brandin Cooks to the Rams, Britt is among the Patriots wideouts who could see an expanded role in 2018, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Britt didn't do much during his late-season stint with New England in 2017, but with a full offseason with the team now on tap, the wideout will look to carve out a role behind top returnees Julian Edelman (knee) and Chris Hogan. In any case, with Danny Amendola now in Miami, there will certainly be competition for slotting behind the aforementioned duo. Also in the receiver mix along with Britt are Phillip Dorsett, Malcolm Mitchell (knee) and Cordarrelle Patterson. In addition, the Patriots could add further veteran depth or draft a receiver later this month. As a result, it's tough to predict Britt's role in the Patriots offense with the season five months away, but the 29-year-old isn't completely bereft of upside after catching 68 passes for 1,002 yards and two scores for the Rams in 2016.
The Patriots picked up Britt's team option for the 2018 season Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Among the Patriots receivers targeted at least 30 times in 2017, three of them (Danny Amendola, Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead) will be unrestricted free agents in the near future, so Britt will have an entire offseason to work his way into the good graces of quarterback Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Britt landed in New England in mid-December after a disappointing nine-game run with the Browns, with whom he repaid a four-year investment with 18 catches on 38 targets. For his career, the 29-year-old wideout has averaged 44.3 receiving yards per game while tallying 32 touchdowns in 116 contests.
Britt finished the 2017 regular season with 20 catches on 42 targets for 256 yards and two TDs in 12 games, including nine contests with the Browns and three with the Patriots.
It's been an interesting journey for Britt, who parlayed a strong season with the Rams in 2016 into a four-year, $32.5 million free-agent contract with the Browns this past offseason. Things never clicked for the 6-foot-3, 223-pound wideout in a Cleveland uniform, and he ended up signing a deal with the Patriots (that runs through next season) after being waived by the Browns in December. Set to earn $1,468,750 in 2018, Britt stands to benefit from a full offseason with the Patriots, though he'll still need to climb up a depth chart that will be topped by Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and Julian Edelman (knee) before he reenters the fantasy conversation.
Britt (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's divisional-round game versus the Titans.
After joining the Patriots on Dec. 12, Britt played a combined 40 offensive snaps in the final three games of the season. With Chris Hogan healthy again, though, the Patriots don't have a need for the veteran wide receiver in their playoff opener.
Britt did not catch any passes in Sunday's 26-6 win over the Jets.
Britt was targeted twice in the contest, but he has yet to get much going in a New England uniform in his short stint with the team. Looking ahead to the postseason, Britt will continue to profile as a depth option behind fellow wideouts Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan (shoulder) and Danny Amendola.
Britt, who was on the field for two of 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Steelers, caught his only target in the contest for seven yards.
Britt, who joined the Patriots just last week, quickly got into the team's wideout mix with Chris Hogan out with a shoulder injury. Once he gets up to speed with the team's playbook, the wideout should see more snaps, but as long as Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola and Hogan are around, Britt profiles as a depth option for New England.
Britt is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, WEEI.com reports.
Britt gives the Patriots some added wideout depth with Chris Hogan out with a shoulder injury, but we'd like to see the team's recent signee get a full and productive game under his belt before recommending him as a fantasy lineup option.