New England Patriots veteran quarterback Tom Brady spoke about the team’s new wide receiver, Kenny Britt, who was signed to a two-year deal before they face the Pittsburgh Steelers in a crucial AFC clash Sunday. The Cleveland Browns recently released Britt after a disappointing stint with the winless club, where he tallied just 18 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns in nine games before he was released on December 8. The Browns took a chance on Britt, signing him to a four-year deal worth $32.5 million after he tallied 68 catches for 1,002 yards and five touchdowns with the Los Angeles Rams last season.

The Browns planned to make Britt an ideal replacement for Terrelle Pryor Sr. who signed with the Washington Redskins in the offseason. In 113 games, with 76 starts, with the Tennessee Titans, Rams, and the Browns, Britt tallied 327 catches for 5,114 yards with 32 touchdowns.

Brady hopes Britt finds role with team

Since his signing, Britt has practiced with the Patriots for only two days, but Brady was impressed with his showing. “You know, he’s just kind of come in and worked hard the last couple days and trying to understand all the things we’ve got going,” Brady said, per NESN. With the Patriots deep receiving corps, Britt could be the fourth receiving option for the team behind Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola, and Chris Hogan.

However, Brady is confident that Britt will find a niche on the team, especially with his ability. “It’s always challenging for a guy to come in late and pick up everything at once, but hopefully he can figure out a role,” said Brady.

Patriots eyeing CFL players

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, the Patriots have brought in three CFL players for workouts at Gillette Stadium, Thursday.

The Patriots took a look at cornerbacks, Chandler Fenner and Jonathon Mincy, and safety Kacy Rodgers. Among the three, Fenner has the most experience in the NFL, having played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, and New York Giants. In 2014, Fenner suited up for the Giants, recording seven tackles in 11 games before suiting up for the BC Lions for the past two seasons.

Mincy signed with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, but his career never took off. Since then, Mincy found his calling in the CFL, playing the last two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. Rodgers, for his part, spent 2016 and 2017 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. However, the Patriots cannot sign any of them until after the 2017 NFL season, per CFL rules.