Veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt has filed an injury grievance against the New England Patriots, seeking the $1.05 million in salary he was due to make this season, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.
The Patriots released Britt on Aug. 22, citing a lingering hamstring injury. Britt was injured in the spring, and it continued to affect him in offseason workouts and training camp.
He signed a two-year contract in December 2017 after his release by the Cleveland Browns.
Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell also filed an injury grievance against the team after getting cut this year.
The Patriots and Britt could agree to settle, with Britt receiving part of his salary. If they don’t, an independent arbitrator will hear the grievance. In either case, 40 percent of Britt’s $1.05 million contract will count against New England’s salary cap.
The Tennessee Titans selected Britt in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He also has played for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams.
Britt, 30, appeared in three regular-season games with the Patriots last season. He had two receptions for 23 yards and no touchdowns. He has 329 catches for 5,137 yards and 32 TDs over nine NFL seasons.