CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – If the Browns can’t keep receiver Terrelle Pryor, they have found his replacement.
Cleveland is set to sign veteran receiver Kenny Britt ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Thursday morning. Britt is expected to get a 4 years, $32.5 million with $17 million guaranteed according to Caplan.
In 2016, Britt totaled 68 catches for 1,002 yards with a 14.7 yards per catch average to go with 5 touchdowns. The 2009 first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans has totaled 309 catches for 4,881 yards with a 15.8 yards per catch average and 30 touchdowns over 8 seasons.
Even with the addition of Britt, the Browns haven’t given up on re-signing Pryor who led them with 77 catches for 1,007 yards and 4 touchdowns last season. He also rushed for a fifth score.
The Browns, who entered Thursday with over $100 million in cap space to work with, have been aggressive according to multiple league sources in trying to upgrade their roster through free agency, including keeping Pryor but they’ve been unable to come to terms with his representatives – Jason and Drew Rosenhaus – to keep him in Cleveland.
Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported that the Rosenhaus brothers are looking for elite receiver money in the $15 million a year range, which the Browns aren’t interested in paying.
Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson reportedly turned down a larger contract offer from Cleveland to sign with Baltimore on Thursday.
The Browns have also come to terms with Cincinnati guard Kevin Zeitler on a 5-year, $60 million deal.