Kenny Britt has accepted that he won't be 100 percent until sometime in 2013.
But Britt looks to be getting closer Sunday against Indianapolis than at any time this season. Britt caught 8 of the 9 passes thrown his way for 143 yards total.
"I don't think I'm ever going to be 100 percent throughout this season with my knees, but that's definitely something that's behind me that I know that I"m going to have to struggle with the rest of these three games,” Britt said. “But holding together this whole season. Sometimes there's good days, sometimes there's bad days. But I'm confident that I can finish out this season.”
He has 40 catches now for the season for 520 yards and three scores, and likely will have to step up even more in the final three games with Jared Cook lost to a season-ending shoulder injury.
Britt said he still experiences swelling in his left knee and still has occasional problems in the one that he tore the ACL and MCL in in September 2011.
“My left knee still swells up on me sometimes, my ACL knee still bothers me a little bit so I'm not going to feel 100 percent at all throughout this whole season. But I'm back to close to where I was last year,” Britt said.
Britt says he notices the difference in his pre-injury self and now when he watches game and practice film.
"It's very hard to accept especially going out there in practice, then coming back in and watching some of my routes that I run out there,” Britt said. “And like 'Oh that looks sloppy. That doesn't even look like a pro receiver .....These last 2-3 weeks it's been feeling better with my legs. they're feeling better, more confident just going out there running routes.''
Britt said comeback routes and curls are the most noticeable with the knees.
“Mostly comebacks, then I have to break back and come back to the ball. Comebacks, curls and things like that. Anything I really have to stop hard and come back to the ball,” Britt said.