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After being sent home, Browns WR Kenny Britt in danger of being cut

Sporting News logo Sporting News 10/21/2017 Thomas Lott
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If Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt doesn't get his act together, he could be on his way to getting cut.

Britt was sent home last Sunday along with fellow receiver Corey Coleman for missing curfew prior to the team's matchup with the Texans. That, in addition to his poor performance, has him in the doghouse of head coach Hue Jackson and on the verge of being off the team, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

"He's skating on very thin ice and has no margin for error. If he messes up again, he'll be gone. Jackson had already called him into his office once earlier this season to step up and be the elder statesman on the receiving corps."

The 29-year-old veteran signed a four-year, $32.5 million deal this offseason with $17 million guaranteed, but has just eight catches for 121 yards and a touchdown in four games this season.

He was inactive with an injury Sunday and has been largely ineffective when on the field tallying no more than three catches in a game this year. Coleman was also ruled out for last Sunday's game — on injured reserve with a broken hand.

While Jackson reportedly has the former Titans and Rams wide receiver on a short leash, he is giving him a chance to succeed again when the Browns host the Titans on Sunday.

"It starts this week," Jackson said Thursday. "He needs to go out and make plays for the football team, create separation for the quarterback so the quarterback feels comfortable letting the ball go and be a steadying influence among that group as we go forward, and I think he can do that.

"He has to go do it — he knows it — on a consistent basis. It's a one-week opportunity. Here is his resume this weekend. We'll go from there and keep moving forward."

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