Patriots make another surprising cut at wide receiver, their third cut this month
At the rate the Patriots are going, they might not have any receivers left by the time the regular season rolls around.
The Patriots announced they have decided to part ways with Kenny Britt, marking the third time this month that the team has cut a wide receiver. Back on Aug. 1, the Patriots released Jordan Matthews. Less than a week later, the team followed up that move by cutting Malcolm Mitchell.
Although there was definitely a surprise factor in all three moves, it's pretty clear that injuries played a factor in the Patriots' decision-making process. On Matthews' end, he was cut just days after suffering a hamstring injury in training camp. As for Mitchell, he had been dealing with a knee issue before the team decided to let him go.