Rams, Kenny Britt still talking

Mike Ehrmann

The St. Louis Rams may still end up with the veteran wideout.

Orlando, Fla. -- On Tuesday, Kenny Britt had a better than 50 percent chance of signing a deal with the St. Louis Rams, according to general manager Les Snead. On Wednesday, head coach Jeff Fisher took that one step further, making it clear that the veteran receiver's chances of joining the Rams could now be even greater.

"I'll stand behind what he said," Fisher said when asked about Snead's comments. "I'm hoping that sometime here very soon we'll get something done."

Britt's second chance tour has taken him to Buffalo, New England and Washington since taking his first free agent visit with the Rams. The Panthers and the Seahawks have also been linked to Britt, described as "interested" by ESPN's Adam Schefter. But a reunion with his former head coach in Tennessee would now seem to be the most likely outcome in Britt's hunt for a new team.

The Titans took Britt with the 30th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He caught 42 passes that year, with 701 yards and three touchdowns. His best season came in 2010, when he caught another 42 passes for 775 yards and nine touchdowns. Since then, he's been plagued with injuries, off-field issues, and a paucity of quarterbacking talent in Tennessee.

The Rams gave Britt's knees a clean bill of health on his physical last week. However, the Patriots reportedly did not like what they saw when they checked into his health.

Based on his career struggles, it's likely that the Rams, or whatever team that does end up signing him, would do so on a short-term contract, or at least one heavy on incentives, but that remains to be seen.

St. Louis needs receiving help, despite spending two top-50 draft picks on the position since hiring Fisher and Snead in 2012. Tavon Austin, the eighth overall pick last year, struggled to pick up the offense as a rookie, finishing with just 418 yards. Brian Quick, the 33rd pick in 2012, has failed to live up to expectations so far, leaving the Rams shorthanded for pass catchers on the boundaries and a physical presence to match up with the NFC West's imposing cornerbacks. Britt would instantly become the Rams' No. 1 wide receiver.

If the Rams do sign Britt, it might not be the last receiver the team acquires this year. They have the second and 13th picks in the draft, both considered prime spots for either Clemson's Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans of Texas A&M. Fisher refused to rule out the possibility of his team taking either one of those players.

"You can never have enough," Fisher said about receivers.

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