The future remains uncertain for Kenny Britt, but the Tennessee Titans wide receiver wants to be ready whenever his time to get back on the football field comes.
Britt remains on the physically unable to perform list because of knee problems and is also bracing for a potential suspension from a DUI at Fort Campbell Army Post on July 20.
Coach Mike Munchak said Britt has a slim chance of seeing a few snaps in the preseason finale Aug. 30 against New Orleans, but said he does expect the wide receiver to play a handful of snaps in the season opener against New England, league permitting.
“The position out there at X, you can be out there one-on-one a lot where you're not in traffic a lot. I think if he can be healthy and can pass the physical, there's no reason why he wouldn't have a chance to be ready, unless he has a setback,” Munchak said of Britt. “We've got almost three weeks. That's still a lot of time. Is he going to play 30 or 40 snaps, no. But I think we thought he'd be in that 15 to 20 snap range. Week by week we'll know more as he starts doing more and more football activity. We'll have to make the decision on him at some point.”
Britt says he is making progress and began running routes last week as he comes back from ACL surgery on his right knee and scopes on both knees over the summer.
“I believe I'm on track. I don't know at what time I'm gonna be back or when I'm gonna be back, but I'm going to take each and every day and each and every second, and hopefully I'll get better each day. … Last week I ran some routes, and I ran them a little too fast, but I was just excited to go out there and run. It feels good and I'm real excited,” Britt said.
If Britt is suspended for the start of the regular season, then he would not be allowed in the Titans facility during that period. It could mean continuing whatever rehab work he would need to do on his own without the supervision of the Titans doctors and training staff.
“You plan for the worst all the time. I know he's not here (if suspended), but he'll be set up where he'll have direction and he'll know what needs to be done for a week or two weeks. I think you have to plan for anything until you hear what's going on,” he said.
Britt still has not heard from the league office regarding his situation. He visited Commissioner Roger Goodell on Aug. 6, his second visit in a year's time there due to off-field issues.