Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) is introduced before a game against the Atlanta Falcons at LP Field. The Titans beat the Falcons 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Deadline: Kenny Britt Staying with Tennessee Titans


So there you have it. Maybe one of the rare NFL trade deadline rumors that had any substance whatsoever. Nothing came out of it. Kenny Britt will stay with the Tennessee Titans and, unless he gets released, will finish the season with them. His contract expires this offseason. Unless he has a strong finish, there’s little-to-no chance of him returning for a sixth season.

Keep an eye on how Mike Munchak and his staff use Britt for the remainder of the season. Will they let Britt take snaps away from Justin Hunter or Damian Williams? Britt has been a shell of what he was becoming before his 2011 knee injury. Two years have past and he still looks slow. He isn’t making routine catches or blocks that would keep drives alive. Is there any chance that he could break out of that funk?

Here’s an unlikely hypothetical: what if the switch turns on and Britt finally plays well in these last nine games? Management would have to ask themselves whether that switched was turned because he figured things out or he turned it on to take advantage of a contract year. Even if there was a change of heart, it probably wouldn’t lead to anything more than a franchise tag.

Right now, Britt just needs to remember how to catch the football and make routine plays.

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