The #Titans have no plans to re-sign WR Kenny Britt. This shouldn’t come as a surprise
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 21, 2014
A team can bank on potential for so long. The Tennessee Titans are prepared to part ways with Kenny Britt after five seasons that showcased a promising early career get ruined because of injuries, behavior, and what appeared as either a lack of confidence, nonchalance attitude, or both.
Another franchise may give Britt an opportunity to make the team. And if Britt gets his head on straight, he may still make something out of his career besides nine police incidents. Before last season ended, Britt reassured everyone that, while he may not return to Tennessee, that he’d not only make a team but become its No. 1 receiver. According to The Tennessean, Britt claimed the following:
“I am going to be a No. 1 receiver somewhere else if I am not here next year, and that is guaranteed. I am definitely going to be a receiver that makes plays on Sundays and makes something happen for a team.”
Here’s the real question: Does he expects No. 1 wide receiver compensation? Too much legal baggage and nowhere near enough offensive production to merit much more than a minimum contract. Maybe not a cent more than that.
This leaves the Titans with a wide receiver depth chart that includes a top four of Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Nate Washington and Michael Preston. Damian Williams, Kevin Walter and Marc Mariani are all scheduled to become free agents.