Is a Kenny Britt reunion in the offing?
According to NFL Media, the Patriots will have Britt in for a workout Monday, ostensibly to see where he is as he continues to recuperate from the hamstring tear he suffered in minicamp.
Britt signed with the Patriots last season and played in three games, collecting two catches for 23 yards. He looked very sharp during the spring until suffering the injury running a deep sideline route at the second-to-last minicamp workout.
The 6-foot-3-inch, 228-pound Britt would give the Patriots the big receiver they’ve lacked and he wouldn’t need a ton of time to get reacclimated with the offense.
Receiving depth has been a consistent story since the summer, with the Patriots parting ways with Malcolm Mitchell, Jordan Matthews, Britt, and Eric Decker. In addition, the team signed Corey Coleman and Bennie Fowler (since released) last week.
Britt, who had a 1,000-yard receiving season in 2016 and was very popular among his teammates, said he was “feeling OK” just days before his release but also talked about how tricky hamstring injuries can be.
“You never know with a hamstring. One day you’ll feel good and then [you’ll feel] something popping,’’ Britt said Aug. 19. “Other days you might feel bad and that might be the fastest time that you ran out there. So, it’s really a feel thing, day in and day out.’’
If it’s feeling really good Monday, Britt could give the Patriots offense, which will be without the suspended Julian Edelman until Week 5, a big boost literally and figuratively.
In the 31-13 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday, Tom Brady didn’t complete a pass to a receiver until the second quarter. Phillip Dorsett (5 catches, 44 yards), Chris Hogan (3, 42 yards), and Cordarrelle Patterson (3, 18 yards) were the only receivers active for New England.