Ever since receiver Torry Holt left town, the Rams have been looking high and low for their next number one receiver, and clearly, they have yet to find one. They will not stop looking however. It was reported by Ian Rappoport of NFL.com that the Rams have scheduled a visit with former Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt over the next two days.
I mentioned the Kenny Britt visit to the #Rams earlier. It’s set for today and tomorrow, per source. Potential good fit in St. Louis.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2014
Potential good fit indeed for the Rams. Head coach Jeff Fisher was the one who draft Kenny Britt in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and has already brought three of his former players from Tennessee to St. Louis over the past two off seasons with cornerback Cortland Finnegan, defensive end Williams Hayes and tight end Jared Cook.
Britt has been pretty much nonexistent in Tennessee ever since Fisher left, as has only had 974 total receiving yards and seven touchdowns over the past three seasons combined. In his first two years Britt had 701 yards receiving and three touchdowns in 2009 and then had a career high 775 yards and nine touchdowns in 2010.
The potential for Britt is there. He would be a low risk, high reward pickup for the Rams that would give quarterback Sam Bradford that big body on the perimeter that can also stretch the field.
Britt of course, has his off the field issues as he has been involved with the police nine different times since joining the NFL. Fisher has a history of taking chances on players with off the field issues, and given the fact that he knows Britt, he might be a player Fisher takes one of those chances on.
Even if the Rams do end up taking Britt, it should not mean that the Rams would be out of the Sammy Watkins sweepstakes. Britt is more of an experiment player where if he works out it’s great, but if not, the tema won’t have a lot invested in him.
Don’t be surprised if Fisher goes to a guy he knows, and reunites the two together in St. Louis much like he did with Finnegan, Hayes, and Cook.
*In other free agency news, former Rams guard Shelley Smith and cornerback Cortland Finnegan are meeting with the Dolphins Friday. The Rams are also slated to bring in veteran defensive end, Antonio Smith from Houston, in for a visit, Smith however has a visit scheduled with Oakland first.
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