A week ago, Kenny Britt was stuck in the mud with the worst team in football.
A week later, the veteran veteran is playing for the greatest power in professional sports.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Britt, four days after being released by new Browns general manager John Dorsey, signed a two-year contract with the Patriots.
According to Rapoport, New England stood out as Britt's "place of greatest landing".
Britt signed with Cleveland in the offseason, signing a lucrative $ 32.5 million contract with $ 10.5 million in guarantees. In return, the pass receiver of 29 years could not do just that: catch passes.
With just 18 receptions for 233 yards and two touchdowns, that's $ 583,333 per catch, Britt made a bigger game. Mark with a series of ugly drops and pressing questions about his desire by the coaching staff.
Britt was also sent home early before a game with the Texans for lack of curfew and bench during a tilt with the Vikings in London. For a Browns franchise that seeks veteran leadership within a broad young ward, Britt refused to lead, operating instead as a rabid and expensive headache from wire to wire.
The Patriots do not need Britt to serve as a leader. They're simply looking for a guy who can intervene as the fourth or fifth team option for quarterback Tom Brady. Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola and Chris Hogan have a high priority over Britt, but could steal photos of Phillip Dorsett if it's effective.
The Patriots excel in finding and maximizing veteran talent, turning many difficult players into gems. Britt comes from a 1,000-yard season with the Rams, but collapsed completely in Cleveland. If he shines in New England, the Patriots will have spun their best magic so far.