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2016 Rams Roster Preview: WR Kenny Britt, The Unmovable


Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Flashback to 2014. Jeff Fisher is entering his third season as the head coach of the St. Louis Rams. with a huge need at receiver. So, what does Fisher do to alleviate the Rams receiver woes? He signs his former Tennessee Titans pick, Kenny Britt, who up to that point in his career had been more of a first round bust than anything.

Flash forward to 2016. Still the same ol' Britt – not living up to the hype...

Inconsistent, at best, is what Kenny is. Entering his eighth season in the league, Britt has never had more than 50 catches. His career high of 48 came in his sophomore season with the Titans back in 2010. He has never gone over the oh so elusive 800-yard in a season (career high of 775 yards in 2010). Kenny did score nine touchdowns in that famed 2010 season, but that seems more of an anomaly.

The highs and lows can be seen throughout the course of a season as well. No. 18 will have games like the four-catch, one-touchdown, 128-yard performance he put up against the Denver Broncos back in Week 11 during the 2014 season. The issue is that he will follow up with a two-catch, 37-yard outing the next week. And maybe the next week after that as well...

Roster Battle

Britt is penciled in as the Rams No. 1 option at WR. Tavon Austin is the other starting wideout, but Kenny's skill set and Tavon's skill set are polar opposites, so he does not have to worry about Tay Awesome.

Looking at the Rams receivers, the only other player to potentially give Britt a good fight for that role is fifth-year receiver, Brian Quick. Even then, it is not a guarantee Quick will be at full strength to push Britt for that spot.


Ideally, Britt is a solid plan B option. He should not be counted on to be the first option.

Kenny is, however, the Rams only "proven(?)" commodity on the outside. He can make the occasional long catch. He can have the occasional solid games. He will disappear occasionally as well.

Britt will most likely have a similar year as his previous seasons. His stat line will over around 40-750-3.

Chances of Making Final Roster (10/10)

Jeff Fisher is loyal to a fault. Britt is has all the protypical tools of a No. 1 receiver, yet he has never lived up to it. Most teams would have moved on from Kenny. The Rams have not done so. He will be safe for the year.