Kenny Britt was inactive Sunday at least in part because of his sore ribs and neck from a hit he took in last week's victory over the San Diego Chargers.
It was a rough week last week for the 2009 first-round draft choice, who had tweeted earlier that week that he believed 2013 would be his final year in Tennessee.
On Sunday before the Titans kicked off their 38-13 victory over the New York Jets, a report from ESPN said the Titans were fielding trade offers for Britt.
Titans general manager Ruston Webster declined comment on any talk that the club would move Britt in a trade. However, a source close to the situation told TitanInsider the Titans will not attempt to move Britt in a deal this season. The trade deadline is Oct. 29. Britt, 25, can be a free agent after the 2013 season ends.
Coach Mike Munchak made it sound as if Britt, who has just five catches for 43 yards and also has five penalties this season, would be a part of the Titans' game plan next week when they host the Kansas City Chiefs.
“His neck was sore. His rib was sore,” Munchak said, explaining the decision to deactivate Britt. “He didn't have any (reps) all week, kind of the same thing we did with Damian (Williams). We didn't suit up Damian a couple of weeks ago when he couldn't practice. I actually think Damian was a little healthier than Kenny today. I think it was a good decision to rest him. That way we can have him at full strength next week.”
Other than Jake Locker's hip injury, which was at the forefront of Tennessee's medical report from Sunday's game, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson re-injured his hamstring late in the game.
Tight end Delanie Walker, already battling turf toe, apparently now has sore ribs as well.